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High technology and low-income communities : prospects for the positive use of advanced information technology

Author: Donald A Schön; Bishwapriya Sanyal; William J Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999.
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"How will low-income communities be affected by the waves of social, economic, political, and cultural change that surround the new information technologies? How can we influence the outcome? This action-oriented book identifies the key issues, explores the evidence, and suggests some answers. Avoiding both utopianism and despair, the book presents the voices of technology enthusiasts and skeptics, as well as social  Read more...
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High technology and low-income communities.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999
(DLC) 97035754
(OCoLC)37418368
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Schön; Bishwapriya Sanyal; William J Mitchell
ISBN: 0585003076 9780585003078 0262287250 9780262287258
OCLC Number: 42922314
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 411 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The informational city is a dual city : can it be reversed? / Manuel Castells --
Changing geographies : technology and income / Peter Hall --
Center cities as havens and traps for low-income communities : the potential impact of advanced information technology / Julian Wolpert --
The city of bits hypothesis / William J. Mitchell --
Information technology in historical perspective / Leo Marx --
Equitable access to the online world / William J. Mitchell --
Information technologies that change relationships between low-income communities and the public, and nonprofit agencies that serve them / Joseph Ferreira, Jr. --
Planning support systems for low-income communities / Michael J. Shiffer --
Software entrepreneurship among the urban poor : could Bill Gates have succeeded if he were black? ... or impoverished? / Alice H. Amsden, Jon Collins Clark --
Action knowledge and symbolic knowledge : the computer as mediator / Jeanne Bamberger --
The computer clubhouse : technological fluency in the inner city / Mitchel Resnick, Natalie Rusk, Stina Cooke --
Computer as community memory : how people in very poor neighborhoods made a computer their own / Bruno Tardieu --
Social empowerment through community networks / Alan Shaw, Michelle Shaw --
Commodity and community in personal computing / Sherry Turkle --
Approaches to community computing : bringing technology to low-income groups / Anne Beamish --
Information technology and urban poverty : the role of public policy / Bish Sanyal, Donald A. Schön.
Responsibility: edited by Donald A. Schön, Bish Sanyal, William J. Mitchell.

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