Bill Gates The Optiists Timeline

This interesting article by Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, looking at some of the challenges facing mHealth gave me some thoughts:

…there is one area of technology and global development where reality has tempered my optimism: the idea that cellphones would revolutionize life in developing countries. A decade ago, many people believed that the proliferation of mobile devices in Africa would mean a short leap to digital empowerment. It didn’t

In light of the stats I’m not sure how you can arrive at this conclusion:

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