Communication Networks and the Rise of an Information Elite: Do Computers Help the Rich Get Richer?

@inproceedings{Alstyne1995CommunicationNA,
  title={Communication Networks and the Rise of an Information Elite: Do Computers Help the Rich Get Richer?},
  author={Marshall W. van Alstyne and Erik Brynjolfsson},
  booktitle={ICIS},
  year={1995}
}
Under certain circumstances, the presumption that universal access to information infrastructure leads to greater equality of resources is incorrect, Iii fact, greater incquality can occur. This argument and several related propositions are explored through a formal theoretical model built on l'our simple assumptions: one cannot converse with everyone at the same time, information can be shared without loss, private information resources are not all the same, and agents can create new… CONTINUE READING