I just love the story of Nathan Eagle and txtEagle so much, that I'd be doing you and yours truly a disservice if I don't post a followup.
Check out this video on crowd-sourcing by Nathan Eagle:
We posted about txtEagle recently here Nathan Eagle, explains his extraordinary story, and, the extraordinary story of how our world is being transformed by mobile communications. Nathan’s personal fascination is the African continent he talks about how Mpesa and SMS Media are transforming society. 30% of Rawandians pay for their electricity by the mobile device, and many more water pumps can be bought as they can be bought via the mobile. And he then goes onto talk about his company txtEagle.
txtEagle is about to become the largest employer in Kenya. Imagine that.
It's really happening and this makes me excited and sad at the same time.
Excited because there is indeed solutions to every difficult problem out there. Sad because I haven't yet done my part. (I'm still doing the part to keep myself survive.)
Are you excited enough?