I just thought of one benefit that high speed internet services will bring to Kenyans on both sides of the Atlantic:
Free internet calling using medium’s like Skype.
Right now, if I want to talk to someone in Kenya using Skype, I have to pay a fee on my end. However, if that person in Kenya acquires high speed internet services and downloads Skype (which is free), we’ll be able to talk to each other for free and even use the video conference option and look at each other while talking.
I’m beginning to think that the biggest benefit of high speed internet in Kenya will be it’s ability to free entrepreneurs from the shackles of government bureaucracy and corruption.
You won’t have to get a license to start a store or get stuck paying rent at a brick and mortar place in downtown Nairobi (just do it online).
You won’t have to get a license to broadcast information (just do it online); You can make your own videos and post them on a blog, you can create your own podcasts and effectively start your own on-line radio station.
The geriatrics in government will never be able to figure it out.
Poor Lucy. She doesn’t know what’s about to hit her. What’s she going to do? launch midnight raids against annonymou (rumour mongering) bloggers?