I spent my lunch period with a very very personable young woman today at the Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence, whose link you can access here: http://www.aiti-kace.com.gh. They currently have this fair going on. I met an interesting group from
Basically, the system is designed such that rather than having a policeman guide traffic, ultra-sonic sensors would detect – from a distance of 50 metres as yardstick – whether there were any cars up to that distance. If there are, then the traffic lights remain red; if not, it goes green.
And the brains behind this are Ghanaians!
Can you imagine that they would like to use LINUX software, which would enable them to change the code—as opposed to traditional Microsoft et al, that will not. Coupled with the fact that they can use JAVA applications, too.
I’d like to visit the place tomorrow with my colleague at lunch.
For now, though, my blogging will be a tad light as I prepare myself for my colleagues who are preparing to go to
My colleagues are preparing to go down to
I can already feel the World Trade Organisation excitement building up…and it’s building big time.