Hi Elizabeth, just came across this by accident.
Matti John

Hi Matti! It’s so lovely to hear from you. I’m so pleased you read my story. Thank you for responding, and letting me know what you think. It feels so valuable to get a view from someone who was involved.

You’ve really hit the nail on the head here- a key challenge for me and something I need to work on is how to ‘sell’ the story of some quite simple tech. Finding someone who shares my passion for bridging the digital divide and giving people who don’t have money to pay for high tech a voice and a way to participate in society and public services is essential. I guess an important lesson for me is it’s not about the tech it’s about the people. So perhaps that is what I should emphasise to make it interesting and attractive for people who might want to work on it. It’s about making something worthwhile, for those who need it most but have very little financial power or influence.

As always, you have been wise and super helpful!