Digital Divide

[via Reuben Abraham] John Daly writes: “The rich countries are spending more on ICT, and the investments are buying knowledge and information processing capacities that potentially increase productivity and improve targeting of efforts. The increase in productivity, in relatively egalitarian rich societies, benefits large numbers of people, helping them further away from all aspects of poverty. This ICT investment provides a competitive advantage for the rich countries versus the poor. The real digital divide is not measured in personal computers and cell phones, but in the power that people and societies have to appropriate ICT for their benefit.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.