The evolution of the global information society continues. Suppliers of devices, services, and infrastructure regularly point to the high levels of penetration of, say, mobile phones or broadband in countries around the world. While this is indeed true in many societies, the levels of penetration are less extensive in others where the reality remains stubbornly less than the hype. Many people view the products of information age and the knowledge economy as troublesome intrusions, expensive luxuries, or, at worst, irrelevant to their daily lives. The tools of the current information age are badly designed, wide open to misuse, and,…
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