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[rpd] Some thoughts, and some actions required

Mukom Akong T. mukom.tamon at
Wed Feb 3 04:27:11 UTC 2016

On 3 February 2016 at 02:06, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:

> * I used resources in my statement above in the general sense (the thing
> to be sold and the money) rather than the sense of Internet number
> resources.
> That was understood.
> * Africa's under-utilisation of a resource to which it only has a tiny
> amount indicates to me that resource (v4 address) are more value in other
> parts of the world than here. Thus a market might facilitate the movement
> of those resources out of the continent (while earning some $$ for the
> holders)
> While that is certainly a valid perspective and most definitely the one
> which Ayn Rand would hold, I would argue that perhaps that resource rather
> than being more valuable in other parts of the world, instead represents an
> underdevelopment of the African Internet capabilities.

This is also true and in my opinion the root cause of it being undervalued
here than elsewhere. In order words as the Internet becomes more developed,
the v4 resources would become more valuable here.
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