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Clinton calls for IT to fight terrorism

Addressing a gathering of over 1800 delegates from over 55 countries at the 2002 World Congress on Information Technology, former U.S. president Bill Clinton called for developed nations to use IT to bridge the digital divide, and use technology to make partners–not terrorists–of developing nations. “You can make a compelling argument for technology having created a more interdependent world, but so far we have failed to create a more integrated world,” Clinton said. He pointed out that during his presidency, technology had been responsible for 30 percent of U.S. economic growth, and emphasised the importance of technological development for debt-burdened countries. Full Story

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