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

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And it turns out, that there was one theloenpe in bnalegasdh for every 500 people. And all those phones were in the few urban places. The vast rural aaers, where 100 million people lived, there were no telephones. So just imagine how many man-months or man-years are wetsad, just like I wasted a day. If you just multiply by 100 million poeple, let's say loinsg 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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And it turns out, that there was one _________ in __________ for every 500 people. And all those phones were in the few urban places. The vast rural _____, where 100 million people lived, there were no telephones. So just imagine how many man-months or man-years are ______, just like I wasted a day. If you just multiply by 100 million ______, let's say ______ 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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  4. wasted
  5. areas
  6. telephone

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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