digital divide

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U.K. government subsidizes Linux PCs for the poor and unwired

http://freesoftnews.com

The British government and “UK Digital Champion” Martha Lane Fox have launched a pilot scheme to help citizens who do not have access to the Internet buy their own refurbished Linux-based PC for 98 Pounds (about $156).

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Power to the People

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

In today's world, we have a "digital divide," wherein some people have the means and tools to exploit technology and others do not. In most developing countries, people still pirate software because they cannot afford to pay for it.

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One Computer per child

http://enduringbits.blogspot.com

If we could digitize paper, music and video and store them in files on a computer and then bring it alive when needed, why not a digitize a whole computer into a file? These days, computers are so fast that it is possible to feed them a description of an ideal child's computer and have it bring it alive on the screen in a flash.

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Created by ckhung 5 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 7 weeks ago
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