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Re-Examining the Digital Divide

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Show simple item record Compaine, Benjamin 2002-07-22T19:52:41Z 2002-07-22T19:52:41Z 2000-09
dc.description.abstract Much media and public policy attention has been attended to a presumed ?Digital Divide.? This refers to those who have access to information tools and the capability of using information and those who presumably do not. This paper looks at the forces and trends in the information technologies themselves and the economics of information. It concludes that the divide at its outset was much the same as many gaps that have and continue to persist in a capitalistic society. It further concludes that costs are falling so steeply and ease of use improving so rapidly that market forces already seem to me eliminating the greatest portion of the divide. Policy-makers may have less of an issue to deal with in a few years than seemed likely just a few years ago. en
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dc.subject digital divide en
dc.title Re-Examining the Digital Divide en

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