Computerization in Developing Countries: Model and Reality
In the early 1980s, optimism ran high about the benefits of computerization in developing countries. Reality, however, would prove otherwise. While computers are a fact of life in most of the developed world, they are rarely utilized in developing countries. In Computerization in Developing Countries, Per Lind discusses the problems of applying Western computer programs to Third World countries. He argues that these difficulties are cultural as well as technological, and that no one system can solve the problems of all developing countries. With numerous supporting examples, the book illustrates that computer programs are a product of a developed culture, and as such, are not suited to the specific problems of Third World reality.
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