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Corey Pressman of Experimamedia holding the virtual David Griswold of Sustainable Harvest via FaceTime on the iPad

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Corey Pressman of Experimamedia holding the virtual David Griswold of Sustainable Harvest via FaceTime on the iPad
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Image by Wayan Vota
We all lust for iPhones, iPads, and the like, and yearn for the day the developing world can use the same cool gadgets we geek on. But did you realize that iPads could be used in remote areas today? That rural coffee farmers in Mexico, Peru, and Tanzania are enriching themselves and their communities through an enterprise iPad app.

At the September Technology Salon, we heard from Corey Pressman of Experimamedia and David Griswold of Sustainable Harvest on how they developed iPad apps to help coffee growers become more efficient, reliable, and quality-focused. You can read about the event here: iPads in Agriculture: Glitz Toys or ICT4Ag Business Tool?

At this Salon, we decided to eat our own dog food and had David join us via FaceTime on the iPad. He was a great participant via tablet until network congestion took him offline about 3/4 the way through the session, or about 9:30am, when the DC office of UNF was fully staffed and everyone started using bandwidth.

Overall, it was a successful virtual+in-person Salon mix.

Middelgruden Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark
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Image by United Nations Photo
A view of the Middelgruden offshore wind farm. The wind farm was developed off the Danish coast in 2000 and consists of 20 turbines.
25/May/2009. Denmark. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe. www.un.org/av/photo/

Secretary-General Visits Ny-Alesund to Highlight Climate Change
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) with Oddvar Midtkandal, Director of the Kings Bays Research Center, in Ny-Alesund, Norway. Witnessing the impacts of climate change firsthand, the Secretary-General appealed to the world to "seal the deal" in Copenhagen in December, a deal which will be comprehensive, equitable and balanced, so that both industrialized and developing countries and all citizens of the world can live in an environmentally sustainable way.
1/Sep/2009. Ny-Alesund, Norway. UN Photo/Mark Garten. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

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