Preserving Culture

The introduction of new ideas in a traditional setting needs to be managed with care. While youth is quick to adopt, community leaders and the older generation generally need to be convinced of the merits of change. Digital technologies in particular can be divisive. There are suspicions that computers and communication technology come laden with unwanted foreign culture and temptations. Demonstrating the potential of digital technology to enhance local culture and preserve traditions can help convince a community of their merits. Working within the structure of authority as well as encouraging the early adopters can assist to promote change and open up a world of opportunities.

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