Issue No. 03 - July-September (2005 vol. 4)
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Thad E. Starner , Georgia Institute of Technology
Several new efforts are examining the implementation of computing technologies in developing countries, commonly termed <em>information and communication technologies (ICT) for development</em>. Most of these efforts focus on communication rather than data processing. Several recent trends and developments are making the current climate is particularly favorable to such efforts. These include <em>store-and-forward</em> networking based on wireless standards and commodity hardware, successful business models for developing regions, low- and alternative-power devices, and an industry focus on providing a desktop-equivalent experience on mobile handsets.
information and communication technologies, ICT, store-and-forward networking
T. E. Starner, "Wearable Computing for the Developing World," in IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 4, no. , pp. 87-91, 2005.