ICTs and sustainable solutions for the digital divide: Theory and perspectives

Jacques Steyn, Graeme Johanson

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Abstract

The coming of age of the personal computer and World Wide Web has made it possible to reach a much wider portion of populations. Technological determinists as well as social activists saw the potential of deploying networked computers to the general citizenry, and internet cafs and telecentres were established. Over the past twenty years only a handful of very poor countries did not get onto this bandwagon. ICTs and Sustainable Solutions for the Digital Divide: Theory and Perspectives focuses on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), which includes any technology used for communication and information. This publication researches the social side of computing, the users, and the design of systems that meet the needs of "ordinary" users. © 2011 by IGI Global. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHershey PA USA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages369
ISBN (Print)9781615207992
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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