Linking indigenous knowledge systems and development: The potential uses of microcomputers

Knowledge, Technology & Policy 5 (1):29-41 (1992)
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This article proposes a multidisciplinary alternative framework to the classical model of the diffusion of innovations, to analyze the potential uses of microcomputers for development. The emphasis on the indigenous knowledge systems translates a paradigm shift in the analysis of technology transfer. This shift requires the integration of the user’s knowledge as the condition of the adoption of the innovation. Expert systems based on indigenous knowledge can help make this shift possible if they are used to understand the cognitive processes of the indigenous knowledge, rather than to mimic their performance.



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