Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Tom Evslin writes in Fractals of Change and Wikipedia
E-state is used to refer both to a state with universal availability of fixed and roaming Broadband Internet access within its borders and a state which primarily delivers its services and conducts its business online. "State" in this context can mean a state as political subdivision of a nation or a state which is a nation.
The two meanings of the word go together since a state must have confidence that there is universal broadband access before it can make online delivery of services primary. If any significant minority of the state’s citizens don’t have broadband access or if broadband access is only available from fixed locations, then services still must be designed for offline delivery even if online delivery is also an option.
There are currently no e-states in either sense of the word.

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