Afterword

ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Monday, April 15, 2013

The Sherig Collection Takes Off!


The April 13, 2013 information session, celebrating the launch of the Rigsum Sherig Collection, introduced the collection to nearly 30 participants: teachers, librarians, school administrators, and government officials in Bhutan. Representatives were present from many schools in Thimphu and beyond, libraries and community centres, colleges and training institutes, and from the Ministry of Education's Dept. of Curriculum Research and Development.

Here are some:


Several of the participants used the opportunity to copy the Sherig Collection to an external hard drive in order to install it at their educational organizations. We hope students and teachers at these institutions will soon enjoy the liberating power of learning!

If you are interested in the collection for your organization, please email us at sherig@rigsum-it.com and schedule a time to visit our lab and get the collection.