CS4001_11-30-2010 - Term paper revisions due Thursday The...

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Term paper revisions due Thursday The Digital Divide (internet access) o Differences between rich & poor nations o Difference between rich & poor in a nation o Poor are more likely to have cell phones than computers. o Reasons for lower access in poor countries Lack of infrastructure Focus on basic needs Less money English not primary language Literacy levels are low Cultural factors don’t make this a priority o Gap between rich and poor nations is increasing. Highest level of inequality is in: Mexico Turkey United States o Models Normalization Model Rich user adopt first and everyone follows overtime Stratification Model Rich adopt first, but inequality persists The Participation Divide o Certain people are not taking advantage of the resources available to them. o Some would suggest that it is not lack of motivation, but it is that some user do not care to use the internet (Grandma…). o
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course CS 4001 taught by Professor Eg during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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