DTNS 2599 – The One Where They Talk About Africa

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comWhat are some of the biggest tech trends in Africa? Eric Olander covers the continent and shares his insights with Patrick Beja and Tom Merritt.


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2 thoughts on “DTNS 2599 – The One Where They Talk About Africa

  1. Regarding Facebook Reactions: since the dawn of ASCII, folks have used curly brace “hugs” to indicate empathy, putting the intended hug recipient in the center. The greater the number of curly braces, the bigger the hug. Example: {{{NotPatrick}}} Other version: {hugs}. I can’t imagine responding to sad pet stories without {hugs}, so I’m surprised a hugs emoiji wasn’t included in Facebook Reactions. But perhaps Facebook shies away from emoijis symbolizing physical contact; probably not acceptable in all cultures.

  2. I can’t nobody caught that Patrick said he’d been watching a lot of “Friends” episodes, so to expect a lot of 80’s references. Friends didn’t even debut until 1994, and ran through 2004. That’s hardly the 80s!

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