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Bridging the Digital Divide

July 17th, 2002 · No Comments

An article in ACM, “View from Bangladesh: The New Literacy” by By Mir Lutful Kabir Saadi looks at how communications can help bridge the digital divide: “The goal for information technology must be to deliver revolutionary breakthroughs in terms of giving the world’s poor access to global economy. We must work towards the day when through the Internet, through distance learning, through cellular phones and wind-up radios, the village elders or the aspiring students will have access to the same information as the finance minister. Communications technology gives us the tool for true participation. This is leveling the playing field. It may bring real equity to information.”

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