LIS 694
Discussion Questions for the World Information Society Report, Chapter 2

  1. These questions were accidently deleted. Here is a brief reconstruction.
  2. The report notes on page 21 that "The main factor underlying these [digital] divides is differences in wealth, between countries and between individuals." When one thinks of countries such as North Korea, Burma (Myanmar), and Somalia might there be additional factors barring access to information technologies, especially access to information from outside these countries?
  3. The report, in Box 2.2 (page 31), describes the remarkable achievement of 100 percent penetration of mobile communication technology in Jamaica. Could the activities used to achieve this in Jamaica be applied to any Pacific Island nations? Which ones come to mind? Note that Digicel is already licensed in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands.

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