Quantum leap in Asian civil society?

There was a very interesting article in the FT yesterday, on Asian civil society, and the battles they choose to fight. One of the points made is a comparison between these NGOs’ priorities and how developing countries made a quantum leap in telecommunications and computing, skipping the landline and desktop stages and jumping straight to the smartphone, and text-based apps on feature phones.

It is an interesting analogy, but it is probably faulty, since the battles they choose to fight are probably the only ones they can fight, not a choice. But then again, maybe so was the move to smartphones.

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