September 26, 2004

Africans get tools to cross the digital divide

JOHANNESBURG - Dwayne Bailey hears the question all the time. ââWhy bother translating software into isiZulu?ââ people ask him. ââWho needs it? English is the language of global business -- youâd be better off spending your energy teaching people English.ââ

To which Mr. Bailey replies, quite simply, "Izixhobo kufuneka zisebenzele abantu, hayi abantu izixhobo. Isoftware sisixhobo ngoko ke kumele sisebenzele abantu ngolwimi lwabo lwasemzini!"

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