The information society and the digital divide: some north-south comparisons

Martin, W 2005, 'The information society and the digital divide: some north-south comparisons', International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 30-41.


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Title The information society and the digital divide: some north-south comparisons
Author(s) Martin, W
Year 2005
Journal name International Journal of Education and Development using ICT
Volume number 1
Issue number 4
Start page 30
End page 41
Total pages 11
Publisher Open Access Research
Abstract The concepts of the Information Society and the Digital Divide are reviewed in the context of national and international policies, many of which are technoeconomic in nature and lacking a genuine social dimension. This criticism applies to programs in both the emerging and developed worlds. This social dimension must include attention to regulatory and access issues and critically, address core issues of poverty and living standards, including information poverty. The role and significance of information and knowledge need to be better understood in a world where intangible value is increasingly dominant and where metrics for knowledge are at best rudimentary.
Subject Social and Community Informatics
Keyword(s) digital divide
information society
World summit (WSIS)
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