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[AFRINIC-rpd] Academic IPv4 Allocation Policy Second Draft (AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-02)
mainanoa at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 09:51:30 UTC 2013
On 4 February 2013 11:05, Jackson Muthili <jacksonmuthi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
Jackson, Indeed, which is why the community as a whole needs to be more
realistic with the reality on the ground at various universities hence my
argument which i based sorely on real facts from one Top university here
and i have note visited the other small university's yet of which the
situation could even be more negative.
I dont support it.
> I would support a 1:2 ratio as opposed to 1:5.
> 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>
> >>> I don't have issues with my iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, Mac Book Air,
> >>> eeePC, Ubunto server(s) or BlackBerry,
> > Right, this students either studies and works and has a good paycheck or
> > parents are doing very very well.
> >> Here is a sample of one person's gears, just to emphasis that 1:5 is
> >> modest ;)
> > I have been quietly thinking through the communities 1:5 argument, but
> > little but very important factor is being left out. The fact that NOT
> > 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
> > 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
> > even afford them. The Private students only get School Fees from their
> > parents and those on Government loans can hardly afford a personal
> > 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
> > of the continents and in other countries. Let us be realistic and stop
> > assuming and basing our arguments on some few specific institutions and
> > students.
> >> Cheers!
> > My 2 cents,
> > Maina
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