Filippo Tommaso Marinetti was a man of inherited wealth, artistic vision, controversial political views, and a well-curled mustache. His “Futurist Manifesto” is an outlandish and entertaining document that would be difficult to parody. via Remembering Futurism — Who Needs Art? — Medium. I have been fascinated by Marinetti for a long time. I am not […]

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I had the privilege to share the stage with Jon Gosier, country-mate Elizabeth Ngonzi, and Samuel Gebru at the UNICEF offices in New York yesterday afternoon. The topic of the two panel discussions was “Africa’s Children: Future Leaders of Innovation in the Post 2015 World” After I left the panel, I found myself at a […]

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This is the entire transcript of my chat with Verizon customer service this afternoon. I called to see if I could upgrade my internet service to something that could handle walking and chewing gum at the same time. I have to leave large downloads overnight. This is in Brooklyn, NY. Not Timbuktu (no offense Mali). […]

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Professor Calestous Juma on the need for big vision thinkers are ministers of technology in Africa. For example, ministries responsible for telecoms can take the lead in training a new generation of electronics engineers. Similarly, research and training institutes in energy and power ministries could create colleges to train professional in their sector. Ministries of […]

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When Teddy, David and I set out to produce the Digital Continent Podcast we never once talked about a specific number of episodes. We only talked about the kinds of people we wanted to interview and listen to. All three of us were tired of talking about the possibilities of entrepreneurship. We wanted to talk […]

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Cognitive dissonance explained: So for those of you keeping score at home – locking down an American city: a proper reaction to the threat from one terrorist. A background check to prevent criminals or those with mental illness from purchasing guns: a dastardly attack on civil liberties. All of this would be almost darkly comic […]

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