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The Divide that Hurts Everybody—Especially the Poor

March 7, 2012

in -Context, 10.5 Human Questions for a Computer Age, 9.3 Internet Issues: Ethical and Political Dilemmas

After decades of technological advances, the Digital Divide is still with us. A lack of competition and other factors keep Internet access expensive for most of us and completely out of reach for many poor people. The cost of a lack of Internet access is staggering. Non-computer users can’t even apply for jobs at Walmart or Target. And, by the way, they can’t read this Huffington Post article, which shines a bright light on this dark corner of our Internet Age.

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