The Digital Divide: Facing a Crisis or Creating a Myth?

The Digital Divide: Facing a Crisis or Creating a Myth?

by Benjamin M. Compaine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262531933

ISBN-13: 9780262531931

Pub. Date: 06/18/2001

Publisher: MIT Press

The Digital Divide refers to the perceived gap between those who have access to the latest information technologies and those who do not. If we are indeed in an Information Age, then not having access to this information is an economic and social handicap. Some people consider the Digital Divide to be a national crisis,while others consider it an over-hyped

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The Digital Divide refers to the perceived gap between those who have access to the latest information technologies and those who do not. If we are indeed in an Information Age, then not having access to this information is an economic and social handicap. Some people consider the Digital Divide to be a national crisis,while others consider it an over-hyped nonissue. This book presents data supporting the existence of such a divide in the 1990s along racial, economic, ethnic, and education lines. But it also presents evidence that by 2000 the gaps are rapidly closing without substantive public policy initiatives and spending. Together, the contributions serve as a sourcebook on this controversial issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262531931
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/18/2001
Series:
MIT Press Sourcebooks
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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