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September 26, 2014

Tweet roundup: Hardware challenges edition

contributor: Rob Goodier

We present our twice-monthly snapshot of interesting tweets in the technology for global development space. For up-to-the-minute updates from E4C on Twitter, please follow us at @Engineer4Change.

It’s not new to the Internet, but it was new to us and this might be useful to the right person.

We tweet notes from our monthly webinars, and this month’s presentation was on the results of a survey on the challenges that confront Internet and communications hardware in developing countries. Electricity problems was the breakout complaint, far more commonly mentioned than any other issue.

Buying ICT equipment locally can solve the problem of maintenance and the availability of spare parts.

Why tech support shouldn’t be necessary (in an ideal situation).

Not issues that you usually think about until they happen to you.

Jordan Schermerhorn, a contributing editor at E4C, saw one of her projects featured in a medical device roundup at FastCoExist.

USAID’s Power Africa program advertises well at the Innovation Marketplace in DC today / @globaldevlab #endpoverty

— Engineering 4 Change (@engineer4change) September 19, 2014New malaria diagnostic method: tiny pinprick of blood and a MAGNET. Whaaaaaaat. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/sep/12/breakthrough-in-rapid-diagnostics-using-magnets-to-test-for-malaria?CMP=twt_gu …

— Jordan Schermerhorn (@jordanschermer) September 16, 2014Successful innovations of the future will include reuse & recycling & serve a social purpose – Charles Leadbeater http://www.irishtimes.com/business/innovation-must-address-the-big-social-challenges-1.1919115 …

— Engineering 4 Change (@engineer4change) September 15, 2014 tags :

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