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Unformatted text preview: access between the poor and rich within one country itself. Democratic divide coins the differences between those who do or do not use technology to participate in public life and governmental politics. According to Norris there are three doctrines regarding the digital divide debate. One is that of the optimist who believes the Internet will save humanity and that the Internet will eradicate poverty everywhere. A second school of thought is that of the skeptics, who claim that the Internet will have little to no significant impact on the status quo. The third philosophy is that of the pessimist who argues that technology will further exacerbate the divide between the rich and poor, developed and developing countries. It is imperative for the sake of his argument to have a clear definition of the terms he employs to make his argument. I am sure his has a very compelling argument but it is not presented in his induction....
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- Spring '10
- World Wide Web, democratic divide