Jay D. Harris
INF 103: Computer Literacy
Professor Lambert Fooks
November 24, 2011
Digital Divide Page 2
The Digital Divide is the gap between people who can and cannot connect to the internet. People who cannot connect to the internet are from countries that are poor and have few technological resources. The Digital Divide is not as broad as it seems, because most countries have access to the internet. Most people who don’t use the internet really don’t choose too.
The lack of connectivity to the internet is because most people choose not to connect. Other reasons are because many Americans live with a disability that prevents them from connecting to the internet. Another reason is because many people are afraid of the unknown. Simply not used to using the internet has them afraid to learn. About eighty percent of Americans do connect to the internet on a daily basis. (Wikipedia.org/digital divide)
There has been much progress made to close the gap in the United States, however, in countries that are poverty stricken there is considerable work to be done. To overcome the divide we must ensure that undeserving individuals and communities can access tools and education to improve the quality of their lives. This is critical to achieve worldwide success. (edutopia.org)
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