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A Closer Look (Information Revolution) #183793

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 18, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at the Internet revolution introduced.

(New York: Ned Potter) The future of the Internet examined; scenes shown from the Internet world trade show in New York City. [MIT media lab Alex PENTLAND - says technology is moving into our everyday lives.] [Novell, Incorporated, chairman Eric SCHMIDT - calls the Internet "the world's largest experiment in anarchy" because the citizens of the world, not governments, are in charge.] How the Internet crosses all international boundaries detailed. [MIT lab for computer science Michael DERTOUZOS - explains how the poor countries could deliver office work to the rich countries.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Deborah Wang) The growing interest in China in the Internet examined; details given of how Chinese authorities censor Websites and e- mail. [Internet consultant Duncan CLARK - says China is afraid of the social side effects of the Internet.]

Jennings, Peter;
Potter, Ned;
Wang, Deborah

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