The Global Village Information Poor (1998) was dealing with strategies for growth in the knowledge-based economy and how nations and corporations , particularly from the European ‘south’, could avoid the Digital Divide phenomenon. Reviews in the national media described as ‘one of the book – prophets for the future ‘ and put it in the top 10 of international authors for that year.

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“The Global Village Information Poor”, by Costas Kataras  – Book VIPs Reviews & Comments

"… the book constitutes a useful contribution to matters of  Information Society …"

Office of the Prime Minister, Kostas Karamanlis

".. reading your wonderful book  Costas, I have become very rich in new knowledge.."

 Αntonis Samaras, Minister

".. a very interesting book.."

Dora Bakogiannis , Minister

"..For me it was exceptionally significant to see that there are people sharing the same anxieties and drawing the same conclusions as myself…"

Anna Diamantopoulou, Minister, former Commissioner of the European Commission

"..foresight, planning and investment in New  Technologies is needed and your efforts have contributed in this direction positively and are worthy of congratulation   .."

Dimitris Tsovolas, Minister

"An incredible book… an impressive document of the progress… but also the distance which, unfortunately divides us (in Greece) from the achievements of high technology.."

Panagiotis Gennimatas, Honorary Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), LUXEMBOURG

"..a book I wish I had written myself .."

Giorgos Doukidis, Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business

"...a book endeavoring to sound a wake up call for Greece and the European South so that they may avoid technological, and ultimately, economic and social exclusion..." 

Jan Roukens, Language Board – HOLLAND

"The writer proposes ideas for Greece’s equal participation in the Information Society… ideas that have made an impact. "

Οικονομικός Ταχυδρόμος

"One of the Prophet – Books for  Information  Technology and the Future   …(and a Greek) among the classics of the imaginary and technology … the writer warns Politicians and  Policy Makers that this is the beginning of the society of two thirds, permanent poverty and ultimately financial, political and cultural subjugation…"