Forgetting other tech

What I dislike about web heads and techies is the narrow focus. What I like about eco heads and greenies is the wide focus.

Mobile Phones and Economic Growth
of how mobiles helped the Kerala fishermen increase incomes and pay for the mobiles:

Fishermen’s profits rose by 8% on average and consumer prices fell by 4% on average. Higher profits meant the phones typically paid for themselves within two months. And the benefits are enduring, rather than one-off. All of this, says Mr Jensen, shows the importance of the free flow of information to ensure that markets work efficiently. “Information makes markets work, and markets improve welfare,” he concludes. [The Economist]