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May/June 2001

Internet Opens Up New Markets - For Hackers and Viruses As Well Madanmohan Rao interviews Srivats Sampath, CEO, McAfee
The New ICE Age: TV Meets the Web Madanmohan Rao reports from the Convergence Summit in Amsterdam
IP Telephony to Have a Dramatic Impact on Asian Voice, Data Communications Markets Madanmohan Rao reports from the first iLocus Internet Telephony conference in Bangalore
Internet Ushers in Fourth Wave of Banking and Finance Innovation
Madanmohan Rao reports from the E-Finance Asia summit in Singapore
Asia Leads the World in Wireless Internet Technology, Markets Madanmohan Rao reports from the Wireless Internet World 2001 conference in Singapore.
Internet QoS: Architectures and Mechanisms for Quality of Service Zheng Wang summarizes his new book
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March/April 2001

Emerging Markets, Pockets of Excellence: India in a Global Internet Economy
Madanmohan Rao compares and contrasts emerging pockets of excellence in Internet economies around the world, and evaluates how Asian countries like India fare in this regard.
Developing the Internet in Developing Nations By Wendy Rickard
Throughout the developing world, small groups of citizens are changing their worlds based on the shared belief that information and communication technology (ICT) can make a difference. In this issue of OnTheInternet--our fifth annual edition focused on the Internet in emerging nations--those issues, needs, and solutions are put under the lens, offering an interesting picture of where we are.

How Real is the Internet Market in Developing Nations?

By Madanmohan Rao When it comes to the effect the Internet will have on developing nations, some believe e-commerce will lift sagging fortunes and others believe the Internet will leave the bulk of this region's population on the other side of the digital divide. The reality lies somewhere in between.

Networking in Latin America
By Ermano Pietrosemoli
Though not yet a technology Mecca, Mérida has made significant strides. It's Wide Area Broadband Wireless Data Communication Network was recognized by SuperComm'98 as best in Remote Access. And EsLaRed has trained a thousand networking and applications professionals since 1992. All of which serves as proof that the Internet can have an empowering effect on developing regions.

Rethinking Telecenters
By Scott S. Robinson In Latin America, few are lobbying for public policies that employ the public sphere to catalyze social development with Internet-based microbanks. Can a novel use of information and communications technologies link the First and Second worlds by providing digital remittance services?

Rural Access by Radio and Internet Helps Close the Digital Divide
By Lynne Gallagher and Djilali Benamrane
Radio is a sure-fire way to deliver information to a wide range of listeners. The Internet facilitates feedback and response. Will the convergence of the two help integrate rural areas into the communications mainstream?

African Chapters and Their Role in Internet Development in African Countries
By Tarek Kamel and Terry Weigler
With ISOC members from more than 30 African countries meeting regularly, African chapters of the Internet Society are clearly beginning to take a leading role in areas of connectivity, content development, training and public policy.

Paving the Way for Internet-Rich Environments in Developing Nations
By George Sadowsky
In seven years, the Network Training Workshops have trained more than 2,500 students and been credited with significantly accelerating penetration by the Internet in developing nations. Find out what makes this event so successful and why it needs to change.

The Internet in Laos: A Rough Guide
By Madanmohan Rao
Tucked away in southeast Asia, this landlocked communist nation now faces a new set of challenges in the world of the globalized Internet.

Electronic Commerce in Nepal
By Larry Press, Seymour Goodman, Tim Kelly and Michael Minges
In 1975 two professors and a gradate student conducted a study of radio broadcasting and telecommunications in Nepal. At the time their recommendations went largely unheeded. Twenty-five years later, interest has been renewed, and the emphasis is on electronic commerce.

Toward a Knowledge System for Sustainable Food Security
By V. Balaji, K.G. Rajamohan, R. Rajasekara Pandy, and S. Senthilkumaran Food security in the developing world depends on both knowledge and skills on the part of farmers. Information and communications technologies play a significant role in this regard, as evidenced by a program launched in India in 1998.

From the Secretariat: ISOC Around the World
Some of ISOC's programs and initiatives in developing countries worldwide.

Papallacta Manifesto
Tele-centros.org proposes policy recommendations to reduce inequalities.
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January/February 2001

Internet Fever Reaches the Top of the World
Sandwiched between the software powerhouse of India and the hardware dynamo of China, the mountain kingdom of Nepal also seems to be catching Internet fever. Madanmohan Rao reports from the InfoTech Summit 2001 in Kathmandu

Local Community Networks: The Human Face of the Internet Economy
Madanmohan Rao reports from the Community Networking summit in Barcelona, Spain, where 400 delegates from 35 countries gathered recently or the first annual Global Summit on Community Networking.

Virtual Communities as a Crossroads for Global Knowledge
Marco Padula, Amanda Reggiori, and Cristina Ghiselli discuss "The Corpus Africanisticum," an experimental prototype demonstrating the process of the globalization and universalization of knowledge on the Internet.

E-Dinars, E-Tijara: Tunisia Embarks on Ambitious Internet Plan
Madanmohan Rao reports from the E-Commerce Summit in Tunisia where Delegates from over a dozen countries gathered in Tunisia's capital city, Tunis, for the second annual conference called The Internet and E-Commerce, which focused on national and regional Internet development.

Any Path Will Do
Robert C. Heterick finds that as traditional colleges and universities feint, dodge, weave, stumble and sometimes fumble in their move toward the incorporation of technology- based learning strategies, a sort of Alice in Wonderland aura permeates the educational landscape--if you don't know where you are going, any path will do.
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