chapter  12
The digital divide in East Asia
ByEmmanuel C. Lallana
Pages 24

Information and communication technology (ICT), as the advertisement reminds us, will ‘change the way we live, work and play’. Already it has made possible the emergence of what Manuel Castells (1996) identified as a ‘global economy’— an economy ‘with the capacity to work as a unit in real time on a planetary scale’.