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A city whose residents work mostly in education, consulting, banking, services, computer programming, computer manufacturing, and medical equipment. Those in the creative industries (R. Florida2002) could be considered as elements of both in some cases. Is Birmingham, UK, an information city? Webster (2007) City 5, 1 thinks not. Is Bangalore? Liang (2005) Wld Info. City Conf. says yes, and writes of ‘the other information city’: ‘the proliferation of non-legal media practices ranging from pirated VCD's, DVD, MP3's to grey market mobile phones and pirate book sellers on the streets.’

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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