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Ghana: Sleepless and wireless in Accra

Bensah writes about Internet connectivity and UNCTAD conference in Accra, Ghana: “Glitches notwithstanding, throughout the UNCTAD conference proper, that is exactly *how* connected we were. This is not some kind of digital exuberance; this is the reality of the twenty-first century, where ubiquitous internet connectivity is instrumental in our homes, work and private lives.”

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  • As I shared on African Loft:
    I think one problem that this article has touched on very well is the fact that access to the Internet and information 24/7 has created these constant false urges of urgency and to work all the time. Whereas I definitely agree with information being accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere….I don’t think that should mean that we should then strive to work 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
    Instead we should leverage all the existing tools of the Internet to work less and less in general and more and more on the things we consider important using the Internet and resources such as Getting Things Done, the 4 Hour Work Week, The Parento Principle amongst other productivity tools all over the Internet.

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