HA275 September 22, 2004 Homework #2 1. Technological determinism is a term that suggests the opposite of what the socio-technical model represents. While the socio-technical model is based on utilizing every component of Information Systems, technological determinism is the idea that one can have technology, but unless they have the right components, it is not beneficial to them. According to the idea of technological determinism, if the technology is used in its proper environment, the technology will determine how it is used on its own 2. The digital divide marks a division between those who have access to technology and those who do not. In this day and age, there are many people around the world who have access to technology but do not have the skills or understanding of how to use it to their benefit. The question is then: Does it even matter who has access and who does not? One may have access to the internet, for example, but it is worthless if they don’t know how to use it. More and more people are learning how to use
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