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Revisiting Mackay online

journal contribution
posted on 26.11.2019, 00:00 by Steven Pace
In the mid-1990s, when public commercial use of the Internet was in its infancy, Pace (1997) wrote a book chapter that explored the implications of this emerging technology for the regional community of Mackay in Central Queensland. The chapter entitled "Mackay Online" discussed the Internet's potential impact on regional business, education, health and entertainment. It speculated about the future rollout of a high-bandwidth data network, and it identified a special challenge for the Mackay region which had traditionally prospered from industries that control physical resources such as coal, sugar, and tourism. Two decades later, how does the reality compare with that vision

History

Editor

Barnett T; Dwyer S; Franks R; Mummery J

Volume

22

Issue

3

Start Page

1

End Page

4

Number of Pages

4

eISSN

1441-2616

Location

Australia

Publisher

Queensland University of Technology

Additional Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Language

English

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Author Research Institute

Centre for Regional Advancement of Learning, Equity, Access and Participation (LEAP)

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

M/C Journal

Exports

CQUniversity

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