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The Societal Impact of the World Wide Web-Key Challenges for the 21st Century

The Societal Impact of the World Wide Web-Key Challenges for the 21st Century
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Author(s): Janice M. Burn (Edith Cowan University, Australia) and Karen D. Loch (Georgia State University, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 20
Source title: Advanced Topics in Information Resources Management, Volume 2
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-062-2.ch002

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Abstract

This paper addresses the impact of information technology (IT) and the World Wide Web (WWW) on the 21st century and the challenges which we will face as responsible members of a dynamically changing society. Reviewing the spread of potentially alienating technology, the paper highlights the implications for change with reference to the “haves” and the “have nots” — developing societies, economically disadvantaged groups, women and children. The authors argue that organisational, sociological and cultural factors may inhibit an effective transformation to a global Information Society. Particular consideration is given to policies, infrastructure, human resources and development responsibilities in developing societies.

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