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Demystifying the Digital Divide

Date: 2003
Author: Mark Warschauer
Affiliation: Scientific American


For much of the past decade, policy leaders and social scientists have grown increasingly concerned about a societal split between those with and those without access to computers and the Internet. The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration popularized a term for this situation in the mid-1990s: the "digital divide." The phrase soon became used in an international context as well, to describe the status of information technology from country to country.

Source Article: http://www.education.uci.edu/person/warschauer_m/docs/ddd.pdf