Third world entry into the electronic age

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The leadership of Western nations in technology development, especially in telecommunications continues to be strengthened. But where does the third world fit into this high-tech scenario. Many experts believe that Western communication technologies can allow developing countries to leapfrog over the industrial age. However, this article points out that unless third world countries can develop their own infrastructure, skills and knowledge base, competing with Western nations for them could become technological Blind Man's Bluff.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-52
Number of pages6
JournalTelematics and Informatics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984


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