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Digital Divide

 

The digital divide can be described as:

 

“Describes the fact that the world can be divided into those who do and those who do not have access to and the capability to use modern information technology.”

www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/grants/Glossary%20Terms.htm

 

 

“The gap between those people and communities who can access and make effective use of information technology and those who cannot.”

www.mountainpartnership.org/glossary.html

 

 

 

“The differences in information technology access and capabilities in different countries or regions of the world”

www.321site.com/greg/courses/mis1/glossary.htm

 

 

These quotes which were taken from the internet can be analysed into one simple statement.

 

“The digital divide is the split between people who can access technology, and those who can't, due to certain factors”

 

These factors will be evaluated in this e-Book, in terms of both local and geographical examples, and I will then describe and evaluate the ways in which this divide is trying to be closed.