Emphasis on ICTs blurs other key technologies crucial to development
Posted Wednesday, June 6 2012 at 18:17
We should not export scrap metal to China and re-import it as steel as our mechanical engineers become IT managers.
We should not import instant showers from Brazil while our fabrication technicians sell insurance policies and write software.
We should not import juice from Israel or Egypt when we have arid-land science graduates pursuing IT or accounting packages to get jobs because the government emphasises ICT at the expense of arid-land technology.