Thursday, 17 March 2005
Economist.com | Technology and development: The real digital divide. Finally, some empirical evidence to support the intuitive view that the developing and even 3rd world could use mobile telecoms to narrow the digital divide. Not only that they could, but that this is the only really viable solution, mainly because it provides the greatest advantage for the lowest cost, but also, interestingly, because certain characteristics (eg. battery life) are more suitable for nations with poor energy infrastructure.