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Abstract Most African countries are littered with machines, factories, buildings and other kinds of technical artifacts that are no longer in working order; or that worked for only a short time before they were abandoned. One of the major reasons for the abandonment of these systems is (the term...
Abstract The notion of technological ‘transfer’ rests on a conception of technology as artifacts. This, as many have argued, neglects the crucial aspects of the social and cultural context of use. Technology has to be learnt rather than transferred. Based on this, we attempt to analyze the...
Abstract We present the main landmarks of information technology development in Chile. Currently, Chile has one of the healthiest economies and IT levels in Latin America. It may be useful for other less‐developed countries to profit from Chile's experience.
Abstract The chicken‐and‐egg question of whether telecommunications development follows economic development or whether economic development follows telecommunications development has long plagued those who would promote telecommunications as an important, even essential, prerequisite for...
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