When I asked about the possible use of alternative learning technologies one woman suggested that her most pressing need was not for learning technologies but for other technologies such as washing machines, cookers and vacuum cleaners, which would help shorten the time she spent on housework and increase the time she needed for studying.

Edith Mhehe discussing her research on female students at the Open University of Tanzania, qtd. in: Daniel, John. “Technology is the Answer: What was the Question?” McGill University. Montreal. 22 Sept. 2002. Public Lecture.