Monday, August 29, 2011

ICT-related Reality Show?

For the past 5 years and over, 'reality shows' have become a main feature on Ghanaian television stations -- and enjoy massive patronage from the general public.
These reality shows, which are aimed at unearthing talents are mostly directed towards one industry -- the music industry. A few of them have targeted the football, business, comedy, and recently, body building.
I really don't have a problem with these reality shows, I only wish there was one geared towards ICT. This would go a long way of unearthing potentials in individuals which would further aid in the development of the burgeoning computer software industry in the country.
Recently, Google had a doodling competition for children in Ghana. The winners had their doodles displayed on the Google Ghana search page! I was thrilled and prayed for a day a reality show related to ICT would be organised in Ghana -- maybe by me -- when I can afford to. :-)
A cue to be taken is from Estonia -- the home of Skype -- and Garage48, which is a two-day workshop for computer programmers, who organise themselves into groups, and come out with a product at the end of the workshop. A workshop of this sort was organised in Accra early this year, and some innovative products were created.
To really develop and believe in our ICT infrastructure, I believe we need to empower ourselves an especially the youth, not just in the arts, but also in the sciences.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The first time...

The first time I met you, I felt like knowing you,
The first time I chatted with you, I felt drawn to you,
The first time I visited you, I wanted to be there for you always,
The first time you visited me, our friendship was bonded,
The first time we went on a date, I felt like kissing you,
The first time we kissed, I wanted to saddle you,
The first time we saddled, I knew I wanted to saddle you for the rest of my life;
For the first time, I am in a forbidden, dangerous and Blessed relationship...

UPDATED: John Legend's "All of me" sums it up:
Also an info-graphic of the above poem using tagxedo.
@aoa4eva is the inspiration behind it.