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Steve Cisler

Here are the unanswered questions for panel two:

The industrialized world required many centuries to arrive at the production and use of modern technology. What important steps of this inherent social progress will be lost by the injection of modern technology into developing countries?

The industrialized world required many centuries to arrive at the production an use of modern technology. What important steps of this inherent social progress will be lost by the injections of modern technology into developing countries?

Brooke spoke about a lack of corporate investment/support in your efforts. What collaborative efforts, if any are you considering with other corporations?

Brooke: what happens to the local community now that your three year project is over? who will pay for the maintenance/upgrading of the lab equipment? Will people who used to work for you in your lab be laid off? Hp benefits by using live lab. What does the community get out of the experience?

Brooke: can we hear more examples of how HP makes a profit from the bottom of the pyramid?

It should be simple to put a hole that you can reseal in Inkjet cartridges to make them recyclable. HP can still make money selling ink. What hasn't HP done it?

It seems that "IT in development" consists of solutions ins search of problems. What specific problems are IT solutions the best possible answer to? Is it the case that we have technologies in search of markets, or are IT solutions truly an efficient answer to real problems?

What definition of knowledge is presupposed in cognitive justice. Is it justified true belief? What relation to truth does knowledge have?

What conditions are necessary for the successful building of a digital knowledge commons in emerging societies?

Several points were made about capacity building. Basic education and skill development is essential but real capacity is build by experience in applying knowledge and skills. What kinds of institutions can offer applied experience in science and technology where there is a limited private sector?

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