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From the Ted Talk "Iqbal Quadir: How mobile phones can fight poverty"

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And it turns out, that there was one telephone in Bangladesh for every 500 people. And all those phones were in the few urban places. The vast rural areas, where 100 million elpepo lived, there were no posleetehn. So just imagine how many man-months or man-years are wasted, just like I wasted a day. If you just multiply by 100 million people, let's say losing one day a month, whatever, and you see a vast amount of resource aedtws. And after all, poor isteunroc, like rich countries, one thing we've got equal, is their days are the same length: 24 hours. So if you lose that precious resurceo, where you are somewhat equal to the richer countries, that's a huge waste.

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And it turns out, that there was one telephone in Bangladesh for every 500 people. And all those phones were in the few urban places. The vast rural areas, where 100 million ______ lived, there were no __________. So just imagine how many man-months or man-years are wasted, just like I wasted a day. If you just multiply by 100 million people, let's say losing one day a month, whatever, and you see a vast amount of resource ______. And after all, poor _________, like rich countries, one thing we've got equal, is their days are the same length: 24 hours. So if you lose that precious ________, where you are somewhat equal to the richer countries, that's a huge waste.

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#### Original Text

And it turns out, that there was one telephone in Bangladesh for every 500 people. And all those phones were in the few urban places. The vast rural areas, where 100 million people lived, there were no telephones. So just imagine how many man-months or man-years are wasted, just like I wasted a day. If you just multiply by 100 million people, let's say losing one day a month, whatever, and you see a vast amount of resource wasted. And after all, poor countries, like rich countries, one thing we've got equal, is their days are the same length: 24 hours. So if you lose that precious resource, where you are somewhat equal to the richer countries, that's a huge waste.

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