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IT (information technologies): problem or solution?

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Thompson, Bill (main author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2003-10
URL:
http://www.developments.org.uk/articles/it-problem-or-solution
Published:
International: Department for International Development, United Kingdom.
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 173
Subject Term:
computers, developing countries, development, development communication, development issues, environment, environmental quality, information control, Internet, roles, rural development, sustainability, technological advancement, information technology, digital divide, wireless
Notes:
Author asks whether new communications technologies can solve global development problems, or are they just a new way to make old mistakes? Examines the assumption that if you move data around instead of physical objects, then you can reduce pollution and energy use significantly. For example, analyses need to include environmental costs of the computers and networks themselves.