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The Blacksburg Electronic Village

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 February 1993

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Abstract

Describes a project to link an entire town in the USA with a comprehensive “twenty‐first century” telecommunications infrastructure. Argues that this is a prototype for future “electronic villages”, which will encourage and nurture the development of applications. Emphasizes that the prototype will exemplify: first, inclusion of the whole community, to achieve a “critical mass”; second, focus on interactions between people, rather than technologies; third, provision of applications tailored to each type of user; and fourth, implementation on a timely basis. Provides examples of possible applications, with benefits to the community.

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Wiencko, J.A. (1993), "The Blacksburg Electronic Village", Internet Research, Vol. 3 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000003768

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1993, MCB UP Limited

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