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The Digital Divide: Facing a Crisis or Creating a Myth? (MIT Press Sourcebooks) Paperback – June 18, 2001

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  • Series: MIT Press Sourcebooks
  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (June 18, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262531933
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262531931
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,100,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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?

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gerardo J. Sánchez on January 23, 2003
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A serious study of the social impact of those who have access to new information and communication technologies and those who don't, have to consider this book to analyze the importance of the technology adoption in the economic and cultural develop of all countries. The book represents a force guide to anyone who studies the paper of the government to spread technology benefits to all and the social impact of this hard work.
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