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vertical is ICT FOR developmentand the 3rd face is policy for inventionand guidance of developmentfactors that contribute todigital divide:education (more, note data use)income (afford more/better access)geography (urban areas more fixed thanmobile; rural more mobile than fixed)Age (use more when younger than older)Father of the Digital Age?Two contributions?Claude Shannon: SourceCoding Theorem andChanneling Coding Theorem
Finland vs Mexico staff indigital techFinland has 1 in 50 (20%)Mexico had 1 in 150 people(6%)fixed phone line (internetaccess) change2005 was 20% 1 in 5 had it,now 15 %global goal for price ofbroadband?5% of incomeHealth care anddigitalization:is 20% of $ spent; this couldreduce it by 1/3.Historical developments inICT?Lead letters in printingpress; electric telegraph;trans atlantic telegraphcable; global internet.
How can digitalizinggovernment help? ($)can increase transparency ofspending; can decrease costs (by20-30%)not determined by how developedgovernment is (of its digitalized)How much (%) of info is nowdigital?94% (was only ~3% in the1980's)How softwares interact(between them)very complex, can do somany degrees away fromsource.