Reconceptualizing the Digital Divide

Mark Warschauer

Abstract



This paper examines the concept of a digital divide by introducing problematic examples of community technology projects and analyzing models of technology access. It argues that the concept provides a poor framework for either analysis or policy, and suggests an alternate concept of technology for social inclusion. It then draws on the historical analogy of literacy to further critique the notion of a divide and to examine the resources necessary to promote access and social inclusion.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v7i7.967



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