The digital divide is growing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Of course, it has to close soon, because Internet penetration among households with incomes over $80,000/year is now more than 90%.
I don’t know who came up with the phrase “Digital Divide”, but it’s brilliant. It (unintentionally) redirects us from the growing divide between the rich and the poor in this country. Should we focus on ameliorating the digital divide or on helping the poor with income, housing, education, and medical care? How can we focus on the digital divide when Republicans and Democrats alike are targeting income, inheritance, and dividend tax breaks at the rich?
The real digital divide is that the poor depend on schools and libraries for Internet access–and these systems are under lockdown from the religious right and their whores in DC.