A very useful summary of the International Telecommunications Union’s 2009 edition of Measuring the Information Society – The ICT Development Index (PDF, 1.53MB) has been published by Antonella Pastore on the blog of the ICT-Km Program.
A very interesting question comes out of the analysis: “is this the end of the Web as we know it?”
The question is originated by the fact that mobile growth is so strong, also in comparison with the fixed line network, that mobile communication could overpass it pretty soon. Have a look at the stats about the cellular penetration growth in The Gambia and in Africa between 2002 and 2007:
So doing, we go back again to the question that we have been treating many times in this blog: what’s next? What is the shape of the future communication and knowledge sharing tool/platform/device?
We arrive again to the matter of convergence between mobile and the Internet and the features it will have as you can read in the some related postings: