Africa from the rooftops – East Africa Trip 1 | The Grumpy Old Techie
About 6 years ago I started installing advertisement monitoring systems in Africa for a small media company. A media company of course has good relationships with their customers i.e. television and radio stations. Kampala The first installations I did was in East Africa, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Kampala. My first trip was kind of hectic, the logistics was screwed up totally and we had a lot to learn. Our first mistake was thinking that renting a car and self driving is a good idea. The roads in these cities are atrocious, and the drivers worse. And the irony is that for the same money you can get a full time driver with a car of the same quality. Anyway on this first trip I was driving around in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi dodging potholes and Kamikazes in cars. We assumed that TV and radio stations would be good at technology and decided to install our computers at the broadcasters premises. I'm sure you know about assumptions and what they do to you and me. Well to say the least