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Digital divide presentation

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

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