ICT & Society
Links centered on the intersection of ICT (information & communication technologies) and society (culture, public policy, law, etc...). Dec 14
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Knowledge for Development Program The Knowledge for Development (K4D) Program helps build the capacity of client countries to access and use knowledge to strengthen their competitiveness in the global economy and increase their social well-being. It works with client countries to design and develop realistic and achievable strategies to further their transition to the knowledge economy. Excellent and very rich site. Do not miss the knowledge economy assessments by country and the section on publications.
We may focus on the stories of individual genius, but it will be harnessing the intelligence of the collective that enables humanity to solve its future problems. Do you know your IQ, that little number that’s supposed to measure how smart you are? Forget it.
Lewis Mumford , KBE (October 19, 1895 – January 26, 1990) was an American historian , sociologist , philosopher of technology , and influential literary critic . Particularly noted for his study of cities and urban architecture, he had a broad career as a writer. Mumford was influenced by the work of Scottish theorist Sir Patrick Geddes and worked closely with his associate the British sociologist Victor Branford .
Technics and Civilization , written by Lewis Mumford in the 1930s (published in 1934), gives the history of technology and its interplay in shaping and being shaped by civilizations . According to Mumford, modern technology has its roots in the Middle Ages rather than in the Industrial Revolution . It is the moral, economic, and political choices we make, not the machines we use, that have produced a capitalist industrialized machine-oriented economy, whose imperfect fruits serve the majority so imperfectly.
Economy: The New Paradigm
Wikinews is a wiki in which users write news articles collaboratively. The project, established in 2004, is run by the Wikimedia Foundation , the organization that also supports Wikipedia . Wikinews has produced over 37,000 articles in 22 languages, with roughly one quarter of those in the English language version of the site.