The drawbacks of new technology
Posted in: Digital Divide at 14/01/2009 04:41
How can we be sure new technologies won't have a negative impact, asks Bill Thompson
Coming up with ideas for new digital products and services is hardly difficult in this world of rapid technological development and increasing access to computers and the network.
Anyone with a vague grasp of the capabilities of internet-connected devices should be able to think of two or three innovations over an overpriced latte, in their nearest 'third space' coffee shop.