You have watched the industry strategic energies move over time from fewer users of more powerful machines, to a global base of users of many types of less-expensive computing and communications devices. It is almost fair to wonder about the cart and the horse: do cellphones improve the economics of emerging poor, or do those moving from poverty to basic, consumer-level incomes buy more technology? The answer to both is a clear “Yes.”

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Published: December 10, 2010
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Mark Anderson

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Mark Anderson writes the most accurate predictive reports covering the computing and communication industries. His weekly Trends and Predictions posts cover must-have information for strategy development and business technology planning, and are followed by technology executives and investors worldwide including Bill Gates, Paul Jacobs, Michael Dell and more.

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