The long tail is the colloquial name for a feature of statistical distributions in which a high-frequency or high-amplitude population is followed by a low-frequency or low-amplitude population which gradually "tails off". In many cases the infrequent or low-amplitude events—the long tail, represented here by the yellow portion of the graph— can cumulatively outnumber or outweigh the initial portion of the graph, such that in aggregate they comprise the majority.
What do you think ICTs mean for people development?
And then there are $1000 bills….what about applications?
The First Mile – First Inch community Coordinator: CSIR, Pretoria Inhambane Env: Telecentre Tsilitwa Env: Hospital, Telecentre Huambo Env: Telecentre Mpumalanga Env: Peebles Valley HIV Clinic Nampula & Pemba Catholic University Mozambique Maputo UEM & MICTI Cape Town Env: University Tshwane Metro: Rooiwal & Winterveld Peri-urb
At least 90% of all the ARV treatment is straightforward and can be dealt with by people with less training. At AMPATH physicians only see 5% of the close to 40 000 patients on Antiretroviral Treatment. These are patients with extremely complex malignancies and complications when the first line regimen starts to fail, Prof Joe Mamlin.
Now patients on treatment are assisting others with the start of uncomplicated treatment.
“ … to initiate, encourage, support, and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical, and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions …” IDRC Act (1970)
Micheal Cairns 1995, farmer meeting in Nagaland, India
Exercise Write a 2-page executive memo to your employer (Minister, Regulator, Company) concerning an aspect or several aspects that need to be addressed if ICTs are to address development targets in your country or company strategy