Hold on ...let's think LO11640

GSCHERL (GSCHERL@fed.ism.ca)
Fri, 03 Jan 97 10:24:17 EST

Replying to LO11623 --

Rol wrote a great examination of how technology is spreading around
the world, and phuoc-chau nguyen shared one of the reasons he beleives
technology isn't spreading as quickly. They are moving at a pace that
allows the human element to keep pace.

As Rol wrote:

> The economic gap between the haves and the have-nots is widening...
> this is more a matter of education than of access to technology

This reminds me of somthing I heard. With access to libraries, we
have access to more information than any one could read. Information
that could improve our lives in many different ways. But less than
1% of people in North America have a library card. Why? Because they
cost too much? No ... they're free... Why? Because people don't see
the value of information yet.

We talk about the access to the internet giving people access to
information. Answer me this...

How many people have access to the Internet, what percentage of the
world's population?

And how many of those are using the internet to access information,
versus just to access games and pornography and chat rooms?

Is the accessibility of the technology really impacting upon those
people who wouldn't get a library card?

Gary Scherling
Helping people help themselves


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