No Less Low-Tech Than High

Smith, J. Walker
July 2006
Marketing Management;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p51
The article argues that in the future both new and old media will play an equally important role. During Hurricane Katrina the "New Orleans Times-Picayune" was able to continue publishing online. When flooding destroyed Internet connections, people got their information from the radio. High-technology is precarious and is dependent on the weather and good infrastructure in a way old media never was. The two technologies can be combined, as they were in the $100 crank-powered laptop from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab that can provide Internet access to poor regions that lack electricity.


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