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Information Policy and Technology Diffusion: Lessons from Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia

This Working Paper appears on the website of the World Information Access Project. Some governments choose telecommunications policies that hinder technology diffusion, while others choose policies that appear to do a good job at encouraging technology diffusion and reaping subsequent economic rewards.  Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia—all former […]

In The News / News Feature / Seattle Times

Seattle Times: UW study observes 40,000 drivers on city streets: 1 in 16 was on the phone

News story of class project to study cellphone use by Seattle drivers: http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2011318271_cellphonedriving11m.html

Comparing Digital Divides:  Internet Access and Social Inequality in Canada and the United States
Academic Articles

Comparing Digital Divides: Internet Access and Social Inequality in Canada and the United States

Howard, Philip N., Laura Busch, and Penelope Sheets. “Comparing Digital Divides:  Internet Access and Social Inequality in Canada and the United States.” Canadian Journal of Communication 35, no. 1 (2010): 109-128. Abstract: What is the best way to measure and track the digital divide, in a comparative manner, over time? […]

Sizing Up Information Societies
Academic Articles

Sizing Up Information Societies

Philip N. Howard, Laura Busch, Dawn Nafus, and Ken Anderson. “Sizing up Information Societies—Towards a Better Metric for the Cultures of ICT Adoption.” The Information Society 25, no. 3 (2009): 208-19. When researchers study technology diffusion in a global and comparative manner, they often find that economic productivity explains differences in the […]