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[AFRINIC-rpd] Academic IPv4 Allocation Policy Second Draft (AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-02)
jacksonmuthi at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 08:05:06 UTC 2013
Andrew Aston assumption apply to student from very rich family only in
SA. Even in SA student from 80% of economy not considered rich can not
afford 5 IP device.
This policy does not represent reality of university outside SA.
I dont support it.
On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:46 AM, Maina Noah <mainanoa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3 February 2013 16:58, Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello People
> Hi Seun,
>> On Sun, Feb 3, 2013 at 1:28 PM, Dr Eberhard W Lisse <el at lisse.na> wrote:
>>> I don't have issues with my iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, Mac Book Air, iMac,
>>> eeePC, Ubunto server(s) or BlackBerry,
> Right, this students either studies and works and has a good paycheck or his
> parents are doing very very well.
>> Here is a sample of one person's gears, just to emphasis that 1:5 is being
>> modest ;)
> I have been quietly thinking through the communities 1:5 argument, but one
> little but very important factor is being left out. The fact that NOT EVERY
> STUDENT CAN AFFORD TO BUT ALL THOSE TOYS. I went to University of Dar es
> salaam last week to just study the environment and internet usage at the
> campus as my curiosity stemmed from this very 1:5 argument, and guess what,
> most students can;t even afford to own Laptops. Funny thing is the % of
> students who actually have the Steve Jobs toys are like 10% because they can
> even afford them. The Private students only get School Fees from their
> parents and those on Government loans can hardly afford a personal laptop.
> Most of them share laptops haaah. On the issue of phones, there are no
> campus wide wireless networks and thus most students with smartphones are
> using 3G services from the Telecom companies.
> This is a case for one specific HEI in Tanzania and now how about the rest
> of the continents and in other countries. Let us be realistic and stop
> assuming and basing our arguments on some few specific institutions and rich
> My 2 cents,
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