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  • 1. The Digital Divide the troubling gap between those who use computers and the Internet and those who do not
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  • 3. Global Statistics
    • In Asia only 4 in every 1,000 people have a PC compared to 585 per 1,000 in the US.
    • In parts of the developing world, less than 1 in every 1,000 people have access to a computer compared to nearly 600 in every 1,000 in the developed world.
    • Industrialized countries are home to 88% of all internet users, yet make up only 15% of the world's population.
  • 4.  
  • 5. International Efforts
    • One Laptop Per Child
    • As of March 2010, there are 2 million free books available for OLPC computers
  • 6. Issues
    • Brand new PCs are not an option in countries where the average wage is less than $1
    • Infrastructure and connectivity
    • http://www.internetworldstats.com/links10.htm
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  • 8. Local Issues
    • Stimulus projects aim to narrow digital divide in Pennsylvania
    • http://www.pabusinesscentral.com/2010/04/stimulus-projects-aim-to-narrow-digital-divide-in-pennsylvania/
    • Ready, Set, Connect – Bridging PA’s Digital Divide
    • http://www.wqln.org/Main/television/readyset/
  • 9. How Can You Help?
    • Donate old computers: http://www.bridgethedigitaldivide.com/