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The Resource Digital nation : toward an inclusive information society, Anthony G. Wilhelm

Digital nation : toward an inclusive information society, Anthony G. Wilhelm

Label
Digital nation : toward an inclusive information society
Title
Digital nation
Title remainder
toward an inclusive information society
Statement of responsibility
Anthony G. Wilhelm
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The long-term social benefits of building an inclusive information society: a national action plan.As our social institutions migrate into cyberspace, the digitally disenfranchised face increasing hardships. What happens when--in search of quick and cheap fixes--a government office shuts down and is replaced by a public Web site? What happens when a company accepts only online job applications? Inevitably, those most in need of the services and opportunities offered are further marginalized. In Digital Nation, Tony Wilhelm shows us how to build a more inclusive information society, offering a plan that reaps the benefits offered by the new technology while avoiding the pitfalls of social exclusion. Technology, he tells us, isn't the problem--it's the use of technology that can empower or control, unite or divide; we need to recover the ideas of social justice and fairness that have been lost in the rush to make things faster and cheaper. In Wilhelm's vision of an inclusive digital nation, everyone can take advantage of the new technology. With everyone part of the information society, we can revolutionize the way we educate our citizens, deliver healthcare, and engage in productive work. The result will be increased efficiency and productivity that will lead to long-term savings of billions of dollars and an enhanced quality of life as technology expands choice and opportunity. We can begin to bring this about by expanding access to computers and making it easier to acquire digital literacy skills. To do nothing--to turn a blind eye to the promise of an inclusive technology--would cost us socially and economically. Digital Nation's call for action sets the terms for a new debate on bridging the digital divide
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilhelm, Anthony G
Dewey number
303.48/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.W55 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Cyberspace
  • Information society
  • Computers and civilization
  • Civilization, Modern
  • COMPUTERS
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Computers and civilization
  • Cyberspace
  • Information society
  • Information technology
Label
Digital nation : toward an inclusive information society, Anthony G. Wilhelm
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-157) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Digital nation at a crossroads -- "Everybody should know the basics, like how to use a computer" -- A Faustian bargain for the digital age -- The new frontier of civil rights -- A digital nation in black and white -- Flattening the virtual landscape in education -- Wire-less youth : rejuvenating the net
Control code
57543385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 161 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417574445
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2428
  • 9780262286213
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57543385
Label
Digital nation : toward an inclusive information society, Anthony G. Wilhelm
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-157) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Digital nation at a crossroads -- "Everybody should know the basics, like how to use a computer" -- A Faustian bargain for the digital age -- The new frontier of civil rights -- A digital nation in black and white -- Flattening the virtual landscape in education -- Wire-less youth : rejuvenating the net
Control code
57543385
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 161 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417574445
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2428
  • 9780262286213
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57543385

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