Transnational challenges

I am collecting quotes for the project in Windsor Heights. We need 3 industry standard graphic design and web design software packages. It would seem that this sort of transaction – purchasing software for a project in Jamaica – is so unusual that companies are not set up to ship or sell there. Of course, big up to Corel Draw sales person for finding a way to prepare me a quote and to get the software to the island. The rest of you –¬† meh. Why such a hassle? Selling 12 licenses is not worth your time? To people who engage in grassroots media development – might there not be a better way to ensure that digital media projects in developing communities have better access to the tools of production?


About Debbie James

James is Associate Professor Media Studies at Governors State University. Her current project focuses on examining the cultural life of the Great Florida Reef. View all posts by Debbie James

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