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The cell phone as appropriate information technology: evidence from The Gambia

Abstract:

The adoption of modern information and communication technologies has been predicted to have a dramatic impact on cultures and civil societies, especially in those developing countries that have been 'isolated' from the information society. Theories and predictions on the impact of technologies are widely available in both popular and academic writing. To date, much new technology, in particular the Internet, has tended to prove unsustainable. However, reports on the cell phone's influence ha...

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10.1177/0266666910367866

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Journal:
INFORMATION DEVELOPMENT
Volume:
26
Issue:
2
Pages:
148-159
Publication date:
2010-05-05
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EISSN:
1741-6469
ISSN:
0266-6669
URN:
uuid:37a638b2-44f0-45f9-bb05-4b1ba2231f0b
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459551
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pubs:459551

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