There are many sites covering the day-to-day of Africa's technology revolution, but these times need commentary that focuses on the forest, not the trees: asking what underlies each piece, how it affects the next, and how [if!] they fit in with the rest of the puzzle.
The Subtext project is my attempt to provide this perspective. Expect essays examining the mobile internet, levers of adoption, the business of innovation, and mental models showing how [not what] to think about the industry. Join the conversation about history, competitive strategy, and the causes of success and failure in African technology.