Nigel spent a year as George Verwer's [President of Operation Mobilization] gopher, meaning:
6 continents; 18 countries; 100 flights; 100 blog entries; met 5,000+ people; 250 meetings with GeorgeHere is a snippet of what he learned:
Six of the ten billion who have ever lived are alive today, and half of them are under the age of 25. The spiritual war rages stronger than ever – with more response and more opposition to the Gospel than ever before. More has happened in fulfillment of the Great Commission in the last 100 years than in the previous 1,000 years. This is where you and I find ourselves. God is at work, and His plan will happen. The question is, "Am I part of it?"
::: Ethnographic research, cultural context and emerging technology
- Texting in Pinyan [Chinese] isn't an easy thing to do - it requires two to seven button presses for each character.Link with much, much more about Genevieve Bell, a legendary anthropologist who works with Intel, from My Heart's in Accra
- Why do Koreans pay to go to cybercafes when they've got great connectivity at home? Because it's customary in Korea not to host guests in ones house, so playing games in a PC-Bang is the only way to socialize with friends.
- The ilkone phone signals a call to prayer, then silences itself for 20 minutes to allow you not to disturb anyone in mosque.
::: Apple addresses early adopters
Link via Seth Godin