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Declare the war won

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Compaine, Benjamin M. (main author)
Format:
Book chapter
Publication Date:
2001
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
adoption, computers, expenditures, information issues, information needs, information systems, Internet, online services, rural areas, rural people, rural poor, rural-urban difference, telecommunication, information technology, digital divide
Notes:
Pages 243-262 in Benjamin M. Compaine (ed.), The digital divide: facing a crisis or creating a myth? MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 357 pages., Author suggests that the digital divide may be disappearing on its own through declining cost, natural acculturation and growing availability. Observes that the lower cost of living in rural areas may more than compensate for having to pay higher rates closer to full cost of telecommunications.