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[liberationtech] Help Puerto Rico use tech for social good

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes alps6085 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 14 14:52:14 PDT 2018


Well, one thing people on this list can do is to raise hell about the Federal Government’s response to María and its completely Asinine approach to infrastructure restoration: “back to its state before the disaster!” Technology-wise that’s laughable 

Regards / Saludos / Grato

Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes

> On Apr 9, 2018, at 10:18 AM, Yosem Companys <companys at tmp.ucsb.edu> wrote:
> 
> Yep. I completely agree with Jayne and Kate. Many in Silicon Valley often start with a solution in search of a problem, whereas Stanford Liberation Technology always preached start with a problem and then figure out a solution. If the solution requires tech, great. If not, don't use tech. But having an inventory of proven solutions for problems is also important to avoid reinventing the wheel. That said, one must avoid becoming a "garbage can." See: https://www.unc.edu/~fbaum/teaching/articles/Cohen_March_Olsen_1972.pdf.
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>> On Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 8:10 AM, Jayne Cravens <jayne at coyotebroad.com> wrote:
>>> On 2018-04-08 22:02, Kate Krauss wrote:
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>>> Generally speaking, the way to help people in distress is to ask them what they need (rather than guessing or assuming, which often results in a tool without a user base and a lot of people who desperately needed something else). 
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>> Just wanted to say this response was so right on, IMO. That whole "Let's ask people what they want and need and might already being doing" gets left out too often. 
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