Information Societies or "ICT Equipment Societies?" Measuring the Digital Information-Processing Capacity of a Society in Bits and Bytes

@article{Hilbert2010InformationSO,
  title={Information Societies or "ICT Equipment Societies?" Measuring the Digital Information-Processing Capacity of a Society in Bits and Bytes},
  author={Martin Hilbert and Priscila L{\'o}pez and Cristi{\'a}n V{\'a}squez},
  journal={Inf. Soc.},
  year={2010},
  volume={26},
  pages={157-178}
}
The digital divide is conventionally measured in terms of information and communication technology (ICT) equipment diffusion, which comes down to counting the number of computers or phones, among other devices. This article fine-tunes these approximations by estimating the amount of digital information that is stored, communicated, and computed by these devices. The installed stock of ICT equipment in the consumer segment is multiplied with its corresponding technological performance, resulting… CONTINUE READING

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