The 20 minute mini-doc on the Cell phone revolution in Kenya was based on a study co-authored by June Arunga of Open Quest Media. June is featured in the BBC News Night Documentary produced by Paul Mason. A BBC article on the feature highlights some of the dynamics in this rapidly growing market.
My friend Bruno Giussani of TED shared with me this video from the LIFT conference. There is enormous potential for mobile phone applications to fill in the gap left due to lack of services, and physical infrastructure. Interesting new businesses and business models to be discovered to serve millions of people. Why learn programming for laptops and desktops in a market where millions more have the mobile platform (and the numbers are growing fast), than will have laptops in the foreseeable future.