Zachary, G. P. (2008, July 20). Inside Nairobi, the Next Palo Alto? The New York Times.

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This article written in July 2008 is particularly interesting to me because of when it was written. It predates the slew of international media coverage on tech development in Nairobi (most of which was written in 2010 - 2012) and the article also touches on some of the cultural orientations that put Kenyans in position to become much more well-known for technology in the ten years following this article (e.g. “Even if I don’t have an iPhone,” Mr. Mworia says defiantly, “I can still have a world market for my work.”) This article also mentions Josiah Mugambi who would eventually become one of the board of directors for the iHub.

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Zachary, G. P. (2008, July 20). Inside Nairobi, the Next Palo Alto? The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/20/business/worldbusiness/20ping.html