Traditionally, the digital divide was viewed as a matter of technology and Internet access. There were the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots.’ Now, it’s generally viewed as a matter of degree of access. Equality of accesshas become the greater issue.
Dr. Warschauer defines the digital divide as “social stratification due to unequal ability to access, adapt, and create knowledge via use of information and communication technologies (ICT).” He differs in his view of the digital divide through his interest in the social practices that people engage in surrounding technology and Internet access. He argues that access alone is not enough to overcome the digital divide. Literacy plays a key role as well.
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