This was a very well researched and well written article Michael. And it is also inspiring as well. A lot of the points you touched on how technology is adopted is the kind of thing that happens in Nigeria. I really hope a lot of policy makers learn the valuable lessons here. I draw a lot of inspiration from your comment "...I suspect that some of the most 'innovative' applications of technologies for learning won't emerge from the 'developed' countries of the OECD, but rather from the local 'hacking' of technologies originally designed for one context, so as to do something in different circumstances characterized by scarcity and constraint". We have been working on a solution to help transform education in our country starting from the ground up. It's taken us close to two (2) years to get the first version ready. All the while, we were "testing the waters" - from meeting school owners, students, parents (even grandparents), teachers and the likes to find out how the solution will help them teach/learn better in a measurable way. The result of this time and effort is that we refined the offering over time and now have a fairly good waiting list of clients waiting for the solution (to be launched by the third week of March 2014). I believe tech companies should do more by interacting with the potential users and spend time to develop products/services to solve real educational problems. Most times, it's not the "multi-award winning" and "best-in-show" products that solve problems, it's the ones that are done with the end user in mind. They may not look flashy at the onset, but with refinement will make waves - and headlines eventually.