The Digital Divide<br />the troubling gap between those who use computers and the Internet and those who do not<br />
Global Statistics<br /><ul><li>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 ev...
Industrialized countries are home to 88% of all internet users, yet make up only 15% of the world's population.</li></li><...
International Efforts<br />One Laptop Per Child<br />As of March 2010, there are 2 million free books available for OLPC c...
Issues<br />Brand new PCs are not an option in countries where the average wage is less than $1 <br />Infrastructure and c...
Local Issues<br />Stimulus projects aim to narrow digital divide in Pennsylvania<br />http://www.pabusinesscentral.com/201...
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  1. 1. The Digital Divide<br />the troubling gap between those who use computers and the Internet and those who do not<br />
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  3. 3. Global Statistics<br /><ul><li>In Asia only 4 in every 1,000 people have a PC compared to 585 per 1,000 in the US.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Industrialized countries are home to 88% of all internet users, yet make up only 15% of the world's population.</li></li></ul><li>
  6. 6. International Efforts<br />One Laptop Per Child<br />As of March 2010, there are 2 million free books available for OLPC computers<br />
  7. 7. Issues<br />Brand new PCs are not an option in countries where the average wage is less than $1 <br />Infrastructure and connectivity<br />http://www.internetworldstats.com/links10.htm<br />
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  9. 9. Local Issues<br />Stimulus projects aim to narrow digital divide in Pennsylvania<br />http://www.pabusinesscentral.com/2010/04/stimulus-projects-aim-to-narrow-digital-divide-in-pennsylvania/<br />Ready, Set, Connect – Bridging PA’s Digital Divide<br />http://www.wqln.org/Main/television/readyset/<br />
  10. 10. How Can You Help?<br />Donate old computers: http://www.bridgethedigitaldivide.com/<br />

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