Feedback on My Article "Using Technology to Fight Poverty"

I’ve received a lot of feedback on my article Using Technology to Fight Poverty (in addition to several links – special thanks Scott Mitchell and Adnan Masood and Mike Gunderloy). Thank you everyone for your emails and continued support!

Here are a few of the comments I’ve received:

“I hope it makes an impact on everyone who reads it.”

“Trust me, I have no idea what the answer is. At the very least we can not consume more than we need, but even at that, we are impacting the planet and it’s people radically. Maybe even that sounds over inflated, but I really believe it. We read an article in National Geo about our consumption of oil on the planet, and if other countries had the same level, we would deplete the resource very quickly.”

“I think your article is thorough and a great resource for people with a heart and affinity for technology (or who see the value in it).”

“It’s an interesting idea, although I wonder how much of that profit margin will see its way to the actual drum makers. (Call me cynical.)”

“I read your article today. I’m impressed with the work you’re doing, and it made me feel like such a slacker — the amount I spend on coffee alone made me guilty.”

My reply: The objective of this article is certainly not to make people feel guilty; awareness is the goal, since that will have a more lasting impact.

“Thank you for being moved by what you saw. Thank you for bringing it to others and using your gifts of practicality and ingenuity to show us the disparity in the world. Your admonition does not fall on deaf ears. Thank you for reminding us of our obligation to others. It is too easy to forget.”

“A must read for everyone who believes in ‘One does evil enough when one does nothing good.‘”

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