Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/08/mapping_the_afghan_elections.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/08/mapping_the_afghan_elections.html en-gb 30 Sun 26 Apr 2015 05:19:54 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/08/mapping_the_afghan_elections.html Sherry Walsh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/08/mapping_the_afghan_elections.html?page=80#comment4 Maps have always been important - look at the history of cartography and you'll see what an effect it's had on politics and economics. It is a good thing to be mapping the Afghan Elections since, it shows all of the information that people would like to know... [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator] Tue 23 Feb 2010 21:57:32 GMT+1 htncomment http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/08/mapping_the_afghan_elections.html?page=60#comment3 Just to clarify about the "hotel bar" and "upload data for beer"...The program is called "Beer for Data", and it's happening at a place called the Taj Mahal Guest House in Jalalabad, or Taj for short. See their website here: http://www.tajmahalguesthouse.com/This is a gathering spot for NGOs, expats, and those involved in reconstruction efforts to mingle, and is the only bar as far as I know for hundreds of miles. Because sharing data (think maps, aerial photos, or census data) is inherently difficult due to procedural or practical factors, the Beer for Data program was created. Quite simply, if you come with interesting or helpful data and are willing to share, you will be reimbursed with a beer. To hear more about it, check here: http://humtechnet.com/node/231 Thu 20 Aug 2009 21:12:15 GMT+1 ravenmorpheus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/08/mapping_the_afghan_elections.html?page=40#comment2 Interesting map. Personally I don't know how to interpret it or what it's use is to the common person in Afghanistan or the rest of the world but I'm sure some people do.Just hope that apathy isn't the overriding winner in Afghanistan like it is in the UK. Thu 20 Aug 2009 19:22:57 GMT+1 cybercuriouser http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/08/mapping_the_afghan_elections.html?page=20#comment1 'They set up a hard drive in a hotel bar in Jalalabad, where people could come and upload their data in return for a beer.'You've clearly done your homework on the culture and customs of Afghanistan.Good work. Thu 20 Aug 2009 18:49:43 GMT+1 dennisjunior1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/08/mapping_the_afghan_elections.html?page=0#comment0 Rory:Yes, it is a good thing to be mapping the Afghan Elections since, it shows all of the information that people would like to know...ps: I saw the 2 links and thanks....=Dennis Junior= Thu 20 Aug 2009 18:21:02 GMT+1