I have a story in today’s Toronto Star on Leapfrogging the Technology Gap. The story looks at
communities or even whole countries in the developing world that are using information and communication technologies to leapfrog directly from being an agricultural to an information economy. It’s a phenomenon that combines technology high and low in innovative ways, and is generating not only economic benefits but a new world of educational, social and political opportunities.
It’s accompanied by a second story, Tsunami a setback for e-Sri Lanka, which looks at Sri Lanka’s aspirations for technological leapfrogging in light of last month’s Indian Ocean disaster.