August 24, 2005: Headlines: COS - Kenya: Computers: Red Herring: Wilbut James has had close business ties to Africa since he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya many years ago

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Wilbut James has had close business ties to Africa since he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya many years ago

Wilbut  James has had close business ties to Africa since he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya many years ago

I know of Peace Corps workers who come back here [to the United States] looking for good computers to use in their schools in Africa, and its very hard to find them, Mr. James said.

Wilbut James has had close business ties to Africa since he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya many years ago

Used PC Biz to Double by 2009

The market for pre-owned computers is seen growing fast on demand from developing countries for cheaper machines.
August 24, 2005

The market for used personal computers is growing fast with the number of secondhand PCs in use expected to double to more than 100 million by 2009, experts said Wednesday, as demand for cheap machines rises in the developing world.

[Excerpt]

Despite challenges, the market could prove lucrative as more developing companies rush to catch up technologically with the rest of the world.

There is a way to make money from it, but we have to recognize that there are systems of maintenance, of installation, and of electricity [availability] that really have to be addressed, said Wilber James, managing general partner at Rockport Capital Partners. Mr. James has had close business ties to Africa since he worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya many years ago.

I know of Peace Corps workers who come back here [to the United States] looking for good computers to use in their schools in Africa, and its very hard to find them, Mr. James said.





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