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.
Published
2002-07-01
How to Cite
Warschauer, M. (2002). Reconceptualizing the Digital Divide. First Monday, 7(7). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v7i7.967
Section
Articles