About

Technology in Africa is becoming more prominent, and technology businesses are becoming more important. But while there are many sites covering the day-to-day, there is little commentary that asks what each piece means, how it affects the next, and why you should care.

The Subtext is an attempt to provide this perspective. Two or more editions published every week, containing no-bullshit essays about what’s new[s] and what’s important in tech and media across the continent. Sometimes witty, often thoughtful, and always worth your time.

The Subtext is written by Osarumen Osamuyi and published by OMG Digital Inc.

The Subtext is designed in Figma, built with HTML, CSS, and Twig for Craft 3, and hosted on Fortrabbit. Image compression is done using Imager. Stats are tracked using Google Analytics. Infrastructure is provided by Google Cloud Platform. Email and contact management is done with Sendgrid. Posts are written on a MacBook Pro with a keyboard that only works when it feels like (but thanks for the TouchBar, Apple!).