Digital Divide 2007

I have been making a point about the Digital Divide for a long point. While I believe socio-economic status is a contributing factor, it isn’t the sole reason.
bq.A new study published by the Pew Internet & American Life Project has found that there is a growing digital divide across America. John B. Horrigan’s analysis of America’s use of Web 2.0 and information and communications technology in the broader sense shows that whilst a reasonable number of Americans are embracing new technology and Web 2.0, a disturbing number are either not getting the message, or are choosing not to participate. – “Duncan Riley”: According to “the results(Technology & Media Use)”:, 49% fall into the Few Tech Assets category and of those, 26% are almost completely disconnected. I see a number of these people because they come into my library every single day. I look forward to watching this gap close but I don’t expect to see it anytime soon.