[ZDnet]: By the end of the decade, a billion people will be clicking away at computers, but generating a profit out of newly wired portions of the world is going to take a lot of work.
This is the begining of the unfolding of the ‘B24B’ vision charted by Prahalad and Hart, among others, HP’s eInclusion initiatives (I had the good fortune – and in truth the honor – to contribute to initial business strategy & plans), and the many ‘digital divide’ initaitiaves of other players.
My personal belief: we can’t even begin to imagine what the next phase of global connectivity will look like. Remember Metcalfe’s Law: the value of a communication system grows as approximately the square of the number of users of the system

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