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Letters From South Sudan

59. Sometimes There Is No Answer


Last Sunday I traveled on the Rome Metro, the underground train service, to San Giovanni, the station next to the Pope’s Cathedral Church of St John Lateran which is the oldest of the four Patriarchal Basilicas in Rome. On my ride to San Giovanni, I observed a relatively young woman, no more than 22, I guess, and carrying a young ...

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58. Ubuntu: Culture or Computer


In 2004, South African business man, Mark Shuttelworth, released a computer operating system which he called, ‘Ubuntu’. It is distributed by his UK-based company, Canonical Limited, as free and open source software. Canonical creates revenue by selling technical support and services for Ubuntu, while the operating system itself is offered free. The word, ‘Ubuntu’, has its origin in the Bantu ...

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