Friday, January 12, 2007

Attemepts to close digital divide

This is a vey interesting article to read to read.This is the summary which captured my attention:
"It has been said that when the only tool you have is a hammer, you see every problem as a nail. And one of the most appropriate examples to which this adage applies, is the field of information communication technologies for development (ICT4D), where there has been, over the past few years, an active engagement in finding solutions for developing countries that improve socio-economic conditions with the use of technology. While this article does not address the motives behind people's efforts to "close the digital divide", it does focus on the way many have been attempting to do so. In particular, it examines the typical hammer-like approach that researchers, companies, organizations, and government bodies employ while attempting to create ICT4D solutions, and suggests an approach which may provide more successful results."

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