Not all convergence is equal
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CTA. 2001. Not all convergence is equal. Spore 92. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46108
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There is talk of 'convergence' in ICTs, with benefits from links between telephone and computers. The benefits depend on your 'band width' meaning the carrying capacity of the line to your phone. A narrow line (meaning older, cheaper) can handle a...
There is talk of convergence in ICTs, with benefits from links between telephone and computers. The benefits depend on your band width meaning the carrying capacity of the line to your phone. A narrow line (meaning older, cheaper) can handle a voice or fax call, or a computer call with only simple text. This is fine for email, going through the Internet of about 150 million computers or direct phone calls. More complex use such as the World Wide Web 'the library of the Internet' , requires more breadth. It is available, technically, in more than 40 ACP countries, but subscriptions are prohibitive. Many Spore readers have an email address, but can only access the Web by using someone else s computer such as in a telecentre. Agricultural information services need to pay attention to providing information in email format; some more elevated ones seem to forget. Among a number of email projects, CTA is looking at converting information from the Web to email format, on demand for PDS subscribers.