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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. ; London : MIT Press, cop. 1999.
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This text considers how low-income communities will be affected by the waves of social, economic, political and cultural change that surround information technologies. It explores the issues in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Schön; Bishwapriya Sanyal; William J Mitchell
ISBN: 026269199X 9780262691994 026269199X
OCLC Number: 911293428
Description: xvii, 411 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Setting the context: the informational city as a dual city - can it be reversed?, Manuel Castells; changing geographies - technology and income, Peter Hall; centre 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. Part 2 Strategies of action: the question of access - equitable access to the online world, William J. Mitchell; governance and advanced information technology -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 Shiffer; entrepreneurial potential - software entrepreneurship among the urban poor - could Bill Gates have succeeded if he were black?....or impoverished?, Alice H. Amsden and Jon Collins Clark; the educational computer - action knowledge and symbolic knowledge - the computer as mediator, Jeanne Bamberger; the community computer - the computer clubhouse - technological fluency in the inner city, Mitchel Resnick et al, computer as community memory - how people in very poor neighbourhoods made a computer their own, Bruno Tardieu, social empowerment through community networks, Alan Shaw and Michelle Shaw, commodity and community in personal computing, Sherry Turkle, approaches to community computing - bringing technology to low-income groups, Anne Beamish. Part 3 Conclusions: information technology and urban poverty - the role of public policy, Bish Sanyal and Donald A. Schon.
Responsibility: edited by Donald A. Schön, Bish Sanyal, William J. Mitchell.

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