One of my favourite blogs dealing with ICTs in development, Deeshaa, mentions a recent keynote by prof Ken Keniston of MIT. He laid out 5 important points when dealing with ICTs for development. They may be obvious to many, but they are valid and important to remember, nevertheless:

Prof Ken Keniston of MIT who gave an opening address.

He made five cautionary points which are worth noting. They are:

* Do not get seduced by ICT
* Localize, localize, localize
* Do realistic cost projections
* Given the complexity of systems, choose operators with extreme care
* Be patient