Monday, 12 March 2007

Bridging the digital divide

10 years ago everyone talked about the challenge of bridging the digital divide. Today there is less and less concern about bridging the divide.

The panacea and the magic potion was the cellphone. Today the Massai carry a cellphone next to their spears, the indigenous people of latin america have one. All these people use mobile phones in an innovative manner, anything from getting market prices tousing it as banking facility to send money.

They may not have ready access to the internet but they are no longer cut off.... So have we bridged the digital divide?

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