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Breaking The Digital Divide

Implications For Developing Countries

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This book presents the results of an extensive study of the digital divide, the growth of the internet, online education, health informatics, the net and the economy, regulation of the internet and much more. It is well researched, informative and authoritative. Individuals, organisations and governments with a specialist interest in the transition to an information society and/or knowledge economy will find this book timely.



Published with SFI Publishing.

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Preface

Ever since the invention of telephony, nearly 800 million telephone lines have been installed worldwide. But to date, nearly 50% of the world population has never used the telephone in their life. On the other hand, proximity has generally been remote, as the nearest telephone can be more than half-a-day's walk from one's house: making a simple phone call (supposing that it is useful) would imply at least an overnight stay.

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