More than one billion people take their electrical and telecommunications systems for granted. However, for billions more, the service-on-demand mentality remains a distant dream and Internet access only a rumor. Recognizing the need to promote global information and communications technologies (GICT), the World Bank has undertaken numerous technology infrastructure assessment and development projects.
a. What is the World Bank (www.worldbank.org) doing to address third-world computer literacy needs?
b. What is MIT (www.mit.edu) doing to help increase global computer literacy?