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Title: Epitaph of Digital Distribution : A Restorative Conundrum
Authors: Vaish, Anurika
Keywords: Digital divide
PC Penetration
Digitally literate
Digitally illiterate
Issue Date: 29-Jan-2009
Publisher: INFLIBNETCentre
Abstract: Advancement in the information and communication technology (ICT) has taken us in to the ‘information age’ and has given rise to ‘digital economy’ and form a part of the infrastructure sector of the digital economy. The two most important tools of ICT responsible for these unprecedented changes are ‘computers’ and ‘internet’. We can very well imagine the magnitude of development and success if these are made available to common people. But making these tools available to common people is a Herculean task and this has given rise to the issue of ‘digital– divide’, i.e. “disparities/differences based on economic status, geographic location, between those who ‘have’ or ‘do not have’ access to information, internet and other information and communication technological services and those who ‘have’ or ‘do not have’ the skills, knowledge and abilities to use information, internet and other information and communication technologies”. Hence this study/research is an another step ahead to find out real nature and the extent of digital divide existing in India and to suggest ways and means to bridge the gap between those who ‘have’ and ‘have not’ access to information and communication tools and services.
Appears in Collections:Open Access to Textual and Multimedia Content: Bridging the Digital Divide [2009]

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