Friday, September 17, 2010

Africa Is Connected To The World Via Technology

My wife is presently in Nigeria on a business trip. 

I was able to track her flight across the Atlantic Ocean using technology.

I received a phone call from her cellphone when the plane landed in Ghana.

I received a text message when she landed in Nigeria.

All of the technological underpinnings involved with achieving this level of interconnectedness was abstracted from her.  The only thing she had to worry about is obtaining a "world phone" from Verizon Wireless that has GSM capabilities allowing it to work in other places around the world.  The USA and Korea are the dominate places for CDMA phones.  The rest of the world uses GSM.

Thanks to technology a phone call from Nigeria is as easy as a phone call from Los Angeles.

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