Raspberry Pi: A Paradigm Shift for ICT4D? – Richard Heeks

“Raspberry Pi may just fizzle and die, without much effect on international development.  But the potential is certainly there for it to paradigm shift ICT4D.  The mobile phone explosion has shifted ICT4D’s emphasis towards the “C”, with widespread acceptance that “m-development” models will dominate.  Raspberry Pi could shift us back towards the “I”; towards the computing and data processing and automation that were the origins of ICT4D in the 1970s and 1980s but which have fallen by the wayside.”

Raspberry Pi: A Paradigm Shift for ICT4D? – Richard Heeks

“Raspberry Pi may just fizzle and die, without much effect on international development.  But the potential is certainly there for it to paradigm shift ICT4D.  The mobile phone explosion has shifted ICT4D’s emphasis towards the “C”, with widespread acceptance that “m-development” models will dominate.  Raspberry Pi could shift us back towards the “I”; towards the computing and data processing and automation that were the origins of ICT4D in the 1970s and 1980s but which have fallen by the wayside.”