Assimilation by Communities of Internet Technologies

Assimilation by Communities of Internet Technologies

Geoff Erwin (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa) and Wal Taylor (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-575-7.ch008
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Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are posing fundamental questions for society, government and commerce in economic, social, educational, cultural and democratic processes within and across nation states in terms of access, equity and security. Electronic networks which can operate both inside and outside of nation states with hitherto unknown volume and velocity are challenging and changing the architecture of governance, power and culture (Bollier, 2003; Coleman & Gotze, 2002; Rheingold, 2004).

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