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Interesting account, but more analysis needed; I’m sure it has been done, just need to do the needed research. Creating ecosystems is seldom easy. And there are differences between semiconductor and computer fabs and automobile, if only in the materials and industrial tolerances. And then there is the issue of toxic pollution.
One of the more interesting things I’ve been doing is going through the literature on ICT4D (or, ICT for development). The bibliography maintained by the Manchester Uni.’s School of Env. and Dev. is very useful. See:
My other favourites are those to be found at Stanfords CDDRL (http://cddrl.stanford.edu/publications/) but the bibliography is not as extensive as Manchester’s.
The Canadian Citizen Lab (out of UofT) has become a necessary locus for work related to privacy, but other topics are also featured (see https://citizenlab.org/publications/).
The issue of state regulations in the era of online learning was highlighted in October when officials in Minnesota told Coursera, a provider of “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, that it could not offer free courses to Minnesota residents without registering with the state. Because the courses were free — and because the state action was widely ridiculed, given the difficulty of stopping Minnesotans from enrolling online — the state quickly backed down.