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Is digital inclusion a good thing? How can we make sure it is?

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1 Author(s)
Stallman, R. ; Free Software Foundation

Activities directed at "including" more people in the use of digital technology are predicated on the assumption that such inclusion is invariably a good thing. It appears so, when judged solely by immediate practical convenience. However, if we also judge in terms of human rights, whether digital inclusion is good or bad depends on what kind of digital world we are to be included in. If we wish to work toward digital inclusion as a goal, it behooves us to make sure it is the good kind.

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Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

February 2010

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