Karlan: Original intention does not necessarily reflect the value of a technology. Technology can do good regardless of intention.
Karlan on the Kase
Technology is not being implemented in an environment that is access-friendly. Jenny Aker claims that although technology is being used more, the percentage of poor people has remained the same. People who aren't educated do not know how to properly use technology.
The Mas response
Karlan believes that we need to carefully evaluate the ways that technology impact impoverished communities. Just because it's widely used doesn't mean it's successful in its mission. Evaluation can be of the consequences of the technology on the community and how often its adopted.
Dean Karlan's Response