An example narrative of the spider and the lion
Review of Narratives and Counternarratives on Data Sharing in Africa
Dr. Tamaro J. Green
2021-03-11 19:21:36 viewed: 523
The storytelling of Narratives and Counternarratives on Data Sharing in Africa, Counternarratives, may provide an opportunity to evaluate new modes for assessing the quality of data sharing initiatives. Abebe et al. (2021) , explain how the oral tradition in Africa presented a means for delivering information. One example of story telling from the African tradition is the story of the spider. In the context of data sharing a story of the spider can be similar to the following:
One day the spider was walking down the road and met the lion.
Spider: Excuse me Mr. Lion I am walking down the road and you are in my path.
Lion: I will not let you pass, not unless you give me your data.
Spider: Please Mr. Lion, let me pass so I can be on my way.
Lion: I will not let you pass until you give me your data.
Spider: Ok, Mr. Lion, I will give you my data, but let me gather it all together so I can give it all to you.
Spider pretends to be working on his mobile device and it goes into the evening.
Spider: Ok, Mr Lion, I have all my data ready to give to you.
Lion: Good, give it to me.
Lion takes the data but it is late in the evening and the Lion is sleepy. The Lion takes the data but falls asleep. When the Lion wakes, the Spider and the data are gone.
Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services. TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology. Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.
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