Stories by Elaine M. Cummings

Technology's impact: Queen Noor

FRAMINGHAM (10/06/2003) - Technology has become a powerful force for transforming economic life, but it is also having an increasingly powerful impact on social and political conditions around the world. In particular, the Internet has expanded dramatically the reach of nongovernmental organizations and humanitarian activists. Not only are these groups better able to mobilize the masses, but the Internet's instantaneous nature also enables them to more effectively exert pressure and influence decision making at all levels.