CMN 170 Midterm Study NotesWeek 1: The Digital AgeWhat is ICT & it’s role in social change?
What are the requisites for digitalization?
What are the opportunities of digitalization?
What to do about it?oTechnology is a tool. A policy on regulation of generic services affects all e-sectors, used to guide technology to what we desire out of it“Technology is a tool to be guided”Fixed line phones down to 15% of the world; replaced by Internet (40%) and mobile phones (~96%). Datausage is exponentially increasing, while voice transmissions are staying relatively even. All data is average of developed and non-developed world.Global broadband cost: in half of countries, cost is <5% of average income. In 10 countries it is 200% of average income. 1/3 of people in world have mobile access. Phones are main data traffic.Digital Divide: Those already in digital age and those not. Seen in various aspects of life:Education: More education = more Internet usage.Geography: Urban have more fixed line connections and rural have more mobile connections.Age: Younger people had increased Internet usageSoftware (World Wide Web) Front end: Visible web page people see. Back end: (80-90% of Internet) connections to different web pages and servers, searching