Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Role of telecentres in the iPad age?

In principle telecentres were designed having PC and internet at the heart of it. It was 1990s to early 2000s, an era where mobile phones were a luxury item and PC based internet was defining the digital world. .

Now 2011~

  • mobile phone ubiquity at bottom of the pyramid
  • WiFi, WiMax, mobile broad-band define internet access
  • iPad is challenging the survival of PCs
  • digital devices are smart enough to bypass barriers of literacy and education

Are we supporting the digital divide, by promoting telecentres? 

1 comment:

  1. Not everyone has the budget, and more importantly the ego, that affords the status "IPad or Iphone".



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