Humans have greatly evloved from the creation, to the Era of computing… moving from pebbles to punchcards, to simple calculators, to large computerse and to smarphones today. With the introduction of digital electronics, life has seemingly been made some little easier.
In Africa, the evolution has been quite remarkable too. Today, about 6 out of 10 individuals possess either smartphones or computers. There are yet despite all these advancements, a lot of Africans who are not very involved with digital electronics (smartphones,computers, TV sets)… we wouldn’t want to say they areally left behind, but rather we’ll do a little contrast, so u can see the clear difference.
Digital African : Uses mobile phone for direct link with others, uses smartphones with Internet facilities to engage in instant,distant chats, saves time and cost.
Analogue African : Uses the letter writing system, transmits messages via post offices… takes Weeks for single line communication,veryou slow and costly.
Digital African : Makes use of the Internet for research, uses computers for documentation and exercises, Uses electronics books and videos for learning.
Analogue African : Makes use of book libraries, papers and pens for learning.
Digital : Employs E-commerce techniques, online marketing via the Internet, online adverts and publications, online sales and services…
Analogue : Employs door to door adverts, stationery markets sales and services.
- Entertainment :
Digital : Is served by TV shows, radios programs, YouTube videos, video electronic games, social media…
Analogue : Is served by solitaire, pebble, tag games, parties, restaurants…