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The Digital Minds Network is a network of consultants who since 2010 specialise in digital publishing in emerging economies. While our consultants operate independently around the world, the network adds value for their clients by pooling our resources, strategies, insights and experience.

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Arthur Attwell on the power of the photocopier

Last July, Arthur spoke at TEDxCapeTown on the surprising power of the photocopier, and how he’s using the ebook revolution in publishing to deliver books using photocopiers in developing countries. The text of the talk is also available.

Featured articles

  • “The digital South”, the newly-released issue of BibliodiversityFebruary 11, 2013 - 9:04 pm

    The intercultural, interdisciplinary and multilingual journal Bibliodiversity’s last issue focuses on the “Digital South”, thus highlighting the relatively unknown reality of digital publishing in countries of the South. Based on a selection of the best papers and interviews published in French, Spanish and English on the Digital Lab of the International Alliance of Independent Publishers (IAIE), Bibliodiversity proposes a fresh […]

  • Arthur Attwell at TEDxAIMS: “Tech spreads slowly”January 21, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    In a presentation at TEDxAIMS on 20 January, Arthur Attwell argued that the idea that “technology spreads quickly” is a common misconception. As wealthy, technology-oriented people, it suits us to say “technology spreads quickly”, but for most people in the world, new technology arrives late and slowly. The speed at which technology spreads is of course […]

  • The Aakash and the future of electronic publishing in IndiaJanuary 13, 2013 - 6:12 pm

    On the 11th of November, 2012, India presented version 2 of its Aakash tablet. The device comes with a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and a 7-inch screen. One of the most striking things about the Aakash is its reduced cost: the Indian state will pay 41 dollars for each appliance, while students will […]

  • Ken Banks on inconvenient truths for M4DJanuary 3, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    Ken Banks has written a superb article on mobile technology in developing countries (M4D). He is concerned that: 1. Everyone is still excited by the potential of mobile 2. The same projects surface over and over again as proof mobile works 3. Mobile is still largely seen as a solution, not a tool 4. It’s […]