In South Korea, the current President Roh Moo-Hyun is said to owe his election to a surge of support from young people using their cell phones to connect with like-minded supporters.
The developing countries were expressing their frustration with what they were calling a form of electronic colonialism with the U.S., indeed the Western world, dominating media flow.
"Value is created when knowledge moves from origin to the point of highest need"
In the early 1970s I was part of an administration that helped break up AT&T ... because AT&T had become an impediment to the development and nurturing of a new knowledge-based economy and society
We can meet the challenges of globalization and the needs of a creative and innovative workforce best by helping our communities renew and reinvent themselves for this new global age in which the Internet, knowledge creation and innovation are key.
According to the United Nations International Telecommunication Union, the US has slipped to 16th in development of broadband penetration.
The French report, The Computerization of Society by Simon Nora and Alan Minc, was the earliest example of how one government saw the revolutionary role technology might play in the government
"He was well versed in the politics of city government, and said such a futuristic and laudable concept could only occur if it was 'built on the moon'"
While China's entry in the WTO promises unfettered access to the huge and growing China market, no one should expect sweeping or dramatic changes immediately
We now have a choice: to get in our cars for a loaf of bread or a book or CD, or go online. To push for mass transit and/or light rail, to argue for "car free" zones and "walkable communities" or to continue the "fatal attraction" to our automobiles at the risk of losing for all time a sense of place and a place that is livable and sustainable"