Decades ago Digital Divide was the name given to technological disparity of having or not having a computer. While, the advent and expansion of mobile phone technology and low end computing devices was perceived to be bridging this disparity gap by some as those without traditional computers too gained access to technology; others like Lisa Servon saw it as creating further divides. She in her book “Bridging the Digital Divide” mentioned that “digital divide is a symptom of a larger and more complex problem — that of persistent poverty and inequality.”
The economic divide that exists between different segments of the society has and will always have a role to play, but that alone is not the factor when it comes to info-tech disparities…..
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