The Great Digital Divide
Every time America’s economy takes a great leap forward, its rural heartland seems to get left behind. After electricity had begun to light up our cities, it took 60 years to reach the mountains of Appalachia and the hills of Texas.
By Todd R. Weiss
On a recent visit to New York City, Craig Watkins went sightseeing down 125 th St. in Harlem, a cradle of African-American culture and home to the legendary Apollo Theater. Today, the street is crowded with shops and vendors selling mobile phones. But Watkins found not a single shop selling a desktop or a laptop computer.
Ethiopian Kids Hack Their OLPC Tablets in 5 Months, With No Help
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One Laptop Per Child
It is time to update Herbert Hoover’s 1928 promise of prosperity: We need a connected computer for every home. There are a number of colleagues joining me in a call for universal access to computers starting with ensuring that all households with school aged children have access to a computer with internet connectivity.
Information and Communication Technologies for Development ( ICT4D ) refers to the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the fields of socioeconomic development , international development and human rights .
A programme of public debates, exhibitions and workshops about art, technology and environment "Only when people are able to use computers to produce their own data does information communication technology become genuinely empowering." - James Wallbank
New Videos from Za-nič kišta CAAP Maribor has just produced new videos about the Slovenian Zero Dollar Laptop workshops for migrant workers and refugees that took place in Maribor in 2012. Available from: http://vimeo.com/caapmaribor/videos
The Solution The design process for the laptop started with deciding which hardware to use. Then the team began designing a case to enclose the hardware, which would be simple and easy to disassemble. For this, it turned to 3D modeling software with Autodesk Inventor.
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The charity group A Human Right said it was planning to purchase a satellite that would provide free basic Internet access to developing countries around the world. The group, which was founded by 25-year-old Kosta Grammatis, is currently raising money to buy the TerreStar-1, the largest commercial communications satellite ever built.
A digital divide is an economic inequality between groups, broadly construed, in terms of access to, use of, or knowledge of information and communication technologies (ICT). [ 1 ] [ 2 ] The divide inside countries (such as the digital divide in the United States ) can refer to inequalities between individuals, households, businesses, and geographic areas at different socioeconomic and other demographic levels, while [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] the Global digital divide designates countries as the units of analysis and examines the divide between developing and developed countries on an international scale. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Approaches Conceptualization of the digital divide is often as follows: [ 6 ] [ 7 ]
The ICT Development Index ( IDI ) is an index published by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union based on internationally agreed information and communication technologies (ICT) indicators.
Internet users per 100 inhabitants Source: International Telecommunications Union. [ 2 ] The global digital divide is the global disparities between developed and developing countries in regards to access to computing and information resources such as the Internet and the opportunities derived from such access. [ 6 ] Unlike the traditional notion of the "digital divide" between social classes, the "global digital divide" is essentially a geographical one. [ citation needed ]