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High Technology and Low-Income Communities: Prospects for the Positive Use of Advanced Information Technology Paperback – October 16, 1998

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Bishwapriya Sanyal is Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning at MIT.

William J. Mitchell was the Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr., Professor of Architecture and Media Arts and Sciences and directed the Smart Cities research group at MIT's Media Lab.

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  • Paperback: 430 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (October 16, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 026269199X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262691994
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Richie Jindal on January 24, 2001
Format: Paperback
High Technology and Low-Income Communities Prospects for the positive Use of Advanced Information Technology
This book is a good compilation of articles by people from many different fields with a common goal- that is "to answer two basic questions:
1) How will information technology (and the changes that it brings about in all spheres of life) affect the low-income communities ?
2) How can we (including the low-income communities) influence the outcome ? "
The book is aimed towards "proving a synthesis between the academician's theoretical and formal knowledge with practice-based, fine-grained wisdom of the activists, to generate innovative policy suggestions."
It begins with a general "examination of the various issues in their socio-technical, economical and historical contexts", sometimes in an intuitive and futuristic way and sometimes through a complete statistical analysis of existing data. The general tone in this respect swings from major `technology enthusiasm to complete skepticism', and then on to a more balanced view. This view does not see the technology as a whole-soul saviour, but more as a medium to change; since physical world and the electronic world are not separate, but actually "inter-twined and can substitute or complement one another as per requirements, circumstances and contexts." It emphasizes one fact time and again, which is becoming clearer every passing day, and that is, that on its own poverty and technology complete a vicious cycle (not today but since ever!), where due to poverty people face low exposure to technology and its benefits; and low access to technology leads to further downward mobility.
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