Who's still afraid of the internet?

Is the virtual world still a real barrier to wider communication? Does it exclude too many people?

The UK Government and Google have announced an intention to get everyone in the UK on-line by 2012.

To quote The Guardian:
‘The Simple Guide to the Internet is part of the search engine group’s commitment to Race Online 2012, an initiative started by the UK government’s digital inclusion champion, Martha Lane Fox’.

* How will almost universal on-line access best help general communications? What needs to be done next? Will some people still be excluded in significant ways?

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Posted on March 29, 2010, in Real-Life Examples and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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