Sunday, December 4, 2011

From Cuba's "Dictator's Dilemma" to the US' "Digital Divide"

Excellent NYT op-ed by Susan P. Crawford on "The New Digital Divide" in US high-speed Internet access.

We invented the Internet and are the leading innovator in telecom, "yet lag far behind in actual use of that technology."

Final paragraph:

"The new digital divide raises important questions about social equity in an information-driven world. But it is also a matter of protecting our economic future. Thirty years from now, African-Americans and Latinos, who are at the greatest risk of being left behind in the Internet revolution, will be more than half of our work force. If we want to be competitive in the global economy, we need to make sure every American has truly high-speed wired access to the Internet for a reasonable cost."

1 comment:

  1. Estimado Ted Henken
    Veo que se ha ampliado la lista de blogs relacionados y echo a faltar mi segundo blog :
    En esta categoría de tu blogroll ¡, Cuba News Blogs (14)
    hay varias referencias interesantes pero algunas apenas aportan un número pequeño. Por el contrario, hay más de 1000 blogs relacionados en Blogs cubanos de wordpress.