Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] Let's take a moment to reflect on the information society over recent years. Two developments have transformed our lives profoundly: the Internet, and the mobile phone. Both were hardly visible, almost unheard of, just 20 years ago: at best, niche gadgets used by a limited number. Both have now rocketed to near universal prominence, transforming how we access information, how we connect, how we transact. The Internet now has 2 billion users worldwide; while more Europeans have access to a mobile phone than to a landline.