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Digital Dialogues and Community 2.0 by Tara Brabazon

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I have seen the future, and it rings

Mick Winter

Abstract:

This chapter investigates the mobile phone as a mobile computing service that is ideal and appropriate for developing nations. The potential of the smartphone for commerce and social connectivity is emerging with startling opportunities for women and disempowered communities.

Key words

mobility

mobile phone

mobile computing

e-commerce

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I have seen the future, and it rings.

As a matter of fact, the damn thing won’t stop ringing.

The most important media communication tool of the future is in the hands of the idiot at the next table who is shouting while you are trying to read the newspaper. This disruptive use of technology is (sadly) our present. Will ...

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