Title: Hong Kong as an Information Society 2012
Pages: 87 pp.
Publisher: Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong Special Administrative Region People's Republic of China
Date (published): 29/05/2012
Date (accessed): 14/08/2012
Type of information: Statistical report
Language: Bilingual (Chinese and English)
On-line access: yes (pdf)
Abstract: This publication aims at presenting statistical data compiled from a variety of sources relevant to the development of an information society, ranging from the recent developments in information and communication technology services, the external trade of information and communication technology goods, and the usage and penetration of information technology in the business, household and government sectors. Analysis on the demand for manpower in the information technology field and development of relevant educational programmes is also included.
Title: The Last Quintile (20%): Doing Community Informatics for Social Inclusion in Hong Kong
Author: Michael Gurstein
Source: Gurstein's Community Informatics
Date (published): 17/06/2010
Date (accessed): 27/06/2010
Type of information: blog post
On-line access: yes (HTML)
Regulators, policy makers, access suppliers in Developed Countries have a considerable pre-occupation with how to bridge “the last mile” i.e. the gap between the common carrier and the end user’s premises. Here in Hong Kong, where I have been for the last few days at a conference, the concern on the part of regulators, policy makers and not incidentally civil society is how to bridge for the “last quintile” – that is the last 20% of individuals in Hong Kong who are not as yet using the Internet.