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Bridging Global Digital Divide

March 25th, 2006 · No Comments

[via Atanu Dey] The Seattle Times writes:

The digital divide is becoming less like a crack and more like a canyon.

More computers are produced than ever before, but they’re even more concentrated in rich, developed countries than 10 years ago, according to new research by the University of Washington.

The findings lend another voice to the debate over how to bring technology to the developing world.

While poorer countries tend to get computers much like hand-me-down clothing, cheaper mobile technology has spread relatively quickly.

“Most people around the world will experience new information technologies through their mobile-phone browsers,” Howard said. “Computers are still priced out of reach for most people.”

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