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28.2.07

The world ain't flat

...writes Pankaj Ghemawat
Globalization has bound people, countries, and markets closer than ever, rendering national borders relics of a bygone era—or so we’re told. But a close look at the data reveals a world that’s just a fraction as integrated as the one we thought we knew. In fact, more than 90 percent of all phone calls, Web traffic, and investment is local. What’s more, even this small level of globalization could still slip away.

You can check out the rest of his article here. And to back-up his point myself, just take a look at my ClusterMap above. It's been on this blog since August 2006 displaying in red the number of visits from around the world. The big empty places, except Australia, reveal that the Developing World has yet to be connected!

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