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Telematics Innovation and the Development of Non-Metropolitan Areas: Lessons From Policy Experience

  • Andrew Gillespie
  • Ranald Richardson

Abstract

In a century of unprecedented economic and social change, technological progress has usually been associated with the growth of large cities and of a particularly metropolitan form of modernity. It was Marshall McLuhan in the 1960s, however, who first argued that new electronic media made concentration in cities unnecessary:

“With instant electric technology, the globe itself can never again be more than a village, and the very nature of (the) city as a form of major dimensions must invariably dissolve like a fading shot in a movie” (McLuhan 1964, p.306).

Keywords

Rural Area Rural Development European Regional Development Fund Telecommunication Infrastructure Telecommunication Policy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Gillespie
    • 1
  • Ranald Richardson
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Urban and Regional Development StudiesNewcastle upon TyneUK

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