"This is the best collection and analysis of the history, measurement, and policy implications of the widely discussed 'digital divide' between those who have access to new technologies and those who lag behind. A self-described agnostic on the issue when he began examining it, Compaine presents the important studies measuring differing rates of adoptions of communications technologies, draws comparisons with earlier technologies, and then invites readers to consider options for government and for an informed democracy. This is an important work that deserves attention and wide readership."--Adam Clayton Powell, III, Vice President, Technology and Programs, The Freedom ForumPlease note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote.
About the Author
Benjamin M. Compaine is Senior Research Affiliate at the Internet and Telecoms Convergence Consortium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the editor of The Digital Divide: Facing a Crisis or Creating a Myth?
(MIT Press, 2001) and coauthor of Who Owns the Media?