Digital Divide: The Case of Developing Countries

  title={Digital Divide: The Case of Developing Countries},
  author={Michelle W. L. Fong},
  journal={Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology},
  • M. Fong
  • Published 2009
  • Economics
  • Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology
Introduction When information technology became popular in applications (for automation) in the 1970s, discussions and debates on the impact of this technology were centered on 'information gaps' between developed and developing countries under the concern that world populations may soon be divided into groups of inequality--'information elite' and 'information ignorant'. However, rapid developments in ICTs (information and communication technologies) soon highlighted the greater complexities… 

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