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Conclusion: The Digital City as the Virtual Embodiment of the Global City

  • Michel S. Laguerre

Abstract

The digital city is an important component of the global city. Global digital practices and communications have become part of the daily routine of digital city residents. In the digital city, the local is not a mere given that is then shaped by the global. Instead, the global and the local manifest themselves in and through each other.

Keywords

Global City Computer Industry Digital City Societal Aspect Digital Worker 
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Notes

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© Michel S. Laguerre 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel S. Laguerre
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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