Table of contents for Digital nation : toward an inclusive information society / Anthony G. Wilhelm.


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Preface  xi
1 Digital Nation at a Crossroads  1
2 "Everybody Should Know the Basics, Like How to Use
  a Computer"    17
  Drinking from a Firehose  20
  Desert Island Wish List 26
  Walking to Timbuktu   32
3 A Faustian Bargain for the Digital Age  37
  A Faustian Bargain  40
  Selling Bits instead of Atoms 47
  Stemming the Health Care Crisis 48
  Unclogging the Autobahn   53
  From the Crystal Palace to Silicon Valley  55
4 The New Frontier of Civil Rights 59
  An Up-to-Date Education for All  61
  Voting Made Easy ... for Some   67
  E-Government: Build It and They Will Come  73
5 A Digital Nation in Black and White 75
  From Black and White to Technicolor  76
  Digital Nation Retrenchment  80
  Building Bridges and Connecting the Dots 88
6 Flattening the Virtual Landscape in Education  95
  The Challenges of Raising Performance 97
  Cross-Country Comparisons: Finland, Germany, and the
  United States  101
  The Finnish Model   107
  Policy Implications 109
7 Wire-less Youth: Rejuvenating the Net  113
  The Future Is Here, and It's for Sale  114
  A Generation, Divided  116
  Youths as Producers and Savvy Consumers 119
  Millennials Go Global  121
  What's My Age in Web Years?  123
Conclusion   127
Notes   135
Bibliography  147
Index   159





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Information technology Social aspects, Cyberspace Social aspects, Information society, Computers and civilization, Civilization, Modern 21st century