ERIC Number: ED086195
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Communications, Computers and Automation for Development.
Pool, Ithiel de Sola; And Others
This paper includes three articles dealing with the application of science and technology to national development. In part, the first article attempts to answer the following questions: 1) what will be the costs and effects of communication technology in the coming decade; 2) how can the elements of communication systems be examined in terms of their potential contributions to national development; 3) what are the major obstacles to communication development; and 4) what are the lessons from the experiences of developing countries? The second article deals with the current status of computers and changing factors of the computing situation for developing countries. It then focuses on the usefulness of the computer to developing foreign consumer markets, attracting capital, aiding in government decision-making, and designing computer-aided instruction. The last paper briefly presents some reflections on automation and development. It covers such topics as mechanization and automation, limitations and advantages of automation in developing countries, and the role of automation in management and technical change. (CH)
Descriptors: Automation, Communications, Communications Satellites, Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Estimates, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Futures (of Society), Planning, Prediction, Publications, Radio, Technological Advancement, Television
UNITAR Publications, 801 U. N. Plaza, New York, N. Y. 10017 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations, New York, NY. Inst. for Training and Research.