ìIn Latin America, a Cellular Need: Mobile Phones Become a Part of Life, Even for the Poor,î by Brian Ellsworth, New York Times, p. W1.
Great article on how cell phones are transforming even the poorest regions of the Gap. One mother in the article says she and her husband spend as much per month on cell phone charges as they do on two weeks of groceries. Should we be amazed? No. Connectivity is a profound desire all over this world; there are no civilizational divides on this point.
Again, connectivity is unstoppable, just like globalization. But unless rules are put in place and rule-enforcing institutions and actors step up, the violent change unleashed by the resulting content flows will only grow wherever rules are weak.