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March 29, 2007


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Stephen Downes

It is important to keep in mind that this is a form of political advocacy, and not a measure of any particular import. The authors of this survey have a very specific agenda, which they publicize with the survey.

Bryan Alexander

Oh sure. The WEP's well known. But it's not insignificant - check out the media attention, and that the study has some content behind it.

More to the point, the assertion that the US has fallen seriously behind the world is unchallenged. (And unchallengeable)

For example, there was a great-looking conference on mobile computing and culture this past week. Did it occur in the US? Of course not. Toronto:

Bryan Alexander

For instance, Chairman Bruce calls the US "digital hillbillies", and cites the AP report:

It's fascinating to see how non-controversial this is.

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