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Black Star: Ghana, Information Technology and Development in Africa

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dc.contributor.author Zachary, G. Pascal en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:52:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:52:02Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-09-07 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-09-07 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2628
dc.description.abstract "Accra, the capital of the West African country of Ghana, is technologically marginalized by any measure. But over the past ten years, the introduction of the Internet, wireless technology and freer radio broadcasts have vastly expanded communications and information. The Internet is widely available. Email usage is soaring. Wireless telephony is growing rapidly. Radio stations are proliferating. Once mired in information poverty, the people of Accra, Ghana now face the challenge of using information and connectivity to their best advantage. In examining how Accra adapts to technological change, we gain a better understanding of how people in poor African cities use technology and what they want from it. Debates over the so called 'digital divide' can be enriched by close studies of lived experience in parts of the world where the revolution in information technology remains more prospect than reality." en_US
dc.subject Internet en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject digital divide en_US
dc.subject information dissemination en_US
dc.title Black Star: Ghana, Information Technology and Development in Africa en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Ghana en_US
dc.subject.sector Information & Knowledge en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal First Monday en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 9 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth March en_US
dc.submitter.email aurasova@indiana.edu en_US

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