[HOT] Idle curiosity

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 19:38:07 UTC 2015

So what you're saying essentially is no centralised planning as we know it
and the presence of schools is more at the whim of the locals rather than
government responding to needs.  In the short term NGOs work but I think in
the longer term it sounds as if we should be trying to create a reasonably
educated civil service.


Cheerio John

On 11 October 2015 at 14:35, Tajalli Spencer <tajalli_spencer at mindspring.com
> wrote:

> Factors for locating a school would be similar for selecting a site for a
> homestead:  is the land available?  are there some nice trees or other
> features to moderate weather extremes?  perhaps water availability as well
> as protection from flooding? where's the bulk of the existing population?
> where does the person or church/mosque/temple etc that sponsors the
> education exist/reside?
> Similarly for communications towers:  land availability, road access for
> building it, adjacency to population and other towers, protection from
> flooding, absence of hills/mountains that would block transmission, not on
> a sacred site.
> On 10/11/15 10:11 AM, john whelan wrote:
> When mapping I stumble across communication towers from time to time.  I
> assume these are for mobile phones.  After we map you can see the rough
> size of towns and villages etc. but before then how do people decide where
> to locate these and other such things as schools?
> In other words how do you plan without maps?
> Thanks John
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