Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Technology Obsolescence

Late Adopters Late Obsolescence

Indians are not only late adopters of products like BroadBand, Plasma Tv et al but also give up the use of old products later. Japan left using CRT tube TV’s way back in 2004. Sony has discontinued manufacture of CRT TVs but in India it still forms the bulk of TV sets sold due to the cost factor. Which is the reason why India continues to lag behind in HDI and other global indices.

Broadband and Computer penetration in India is still abysmally low compared to other developed countries which shows why India lags in related areas of Commerce and Education. India could accelerate its level of development by adopting technology earlier and grow at a higher rate with élan and panache.

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