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The global information infrastructure: empowerment or imperialism?

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Main, Linda (main author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2001-02
Published:
International
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
development, development communication, development issues, Internet, languages, networks, private sector, rural development, information technology, e-commerce, concentration, cultural dominance
Notes:
Examines issues of connectivity, language and content of the internet. Concludes that "in reality the internet concentrates economic activity and power more narrowly in one group. As a result there is a real risk that we are moving towards a two-tier technology society that perpetuates the old distinctions between North and South."