The digital divide

Ian Loxton ilox at airnet.com.au
Tue Dec 31 23:01:27 CST 2002


This is one place where OpenSource software can shine. 

Cutting costs - the Microsoft tax - is a big step to making computers 
affordable and therefore more widely available in the community.

"Poor PC access may stifle kids: report

Children from disadvantaged backgrounds were at risk
of falling behind at school and in the workforce due
to poor access to technology, a new report has found.
 Access to computers and the internet was critical to
ensuring a young person's success at school, according
to The New Economy Revisited - a report compiled by 
The Smith Family charity.

©AAP 2002 
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/Sci_Tech/story_37884.asp
"

Cheers,  Ian


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