Nov 06, 2018
While Internet connectivity is essential in today’s always-on world, cost often determines proliferation. Broadband is now the most accessible and available form of access for most people in the world. But it comes at a price, and the challenging geography of the...
Oct 18, 2018
If nothing else, traffic gridlocks in Kingston and elsewhere indicate a massive growth in the number of vehicles on our roads. While this increase may mean growth in the economy, more vehicles are likely to increase pollution and even environmental damage. In tackling these...
Sep 07, 2018
The rapid rise of digital technology has brought many naysayers and doomsday preachers who say it is killing meaningful communication. On one level, they have a point. Even at dinner these days everyone’s guaranteed to have their phones out. When we look closer, however, it...
Aug 21, 2018
Guess the average time to download a 5GB movie using WiFi in Jamaica? More than an hour, says a global broadband speed assessment. Conducted in 200 countries, 25 from Caricom, the assessment recorded download speeds from June 2017 to May 2018. It is the most detailed analysis...
Aug 16, 2018
In this age of ubiquitous social media, what are the implications of sharing? Well, even the short answer would have to mention that they can be complicated. In 1993, South African Kevin Carter photographed a starving Sudanese child who collapsed on his way to a feeding centre. In...