"Joris Komen of Namibia has built up quite a reputation as the
tough-talking director of Schoolnet Namibia. How he got to this
position is a small story in itself.
"'Up until 1999 I was involved as a curator of birds in a
national museum. As a biologist, I got very heavily involved in
databases and making these accessible to museum workers. Then, I
realised how powerful it was to use the Internet as a tool,' he