Smartphones Have Bridged The Digital Divide


Good News Everyone... The Digital Divide has now been bridged by smartphones - the most advanced personal computing devices ever. While personal computers were disproportionally used by the rich, the white and the male, smartphones are more likely to be used by Blacks and Hispanics than Whites, and by girls as equally as boys.


As smartphones continue the steady process of commoditization, the real cost lies in the data plans, not in the devices themselves. King Gillette figured this economic model out over 100 years ago. The digital divide will continue between those who can afford data plans which make their devices useful and those who don't. Of course, there is always free WiFi at the local library....

Didn't the Pew Internet and the American Life Project people say this a year ago?

Didn't I talk about this a year ago?

Oh. Yeah. I was already there a year ago with the podcast and ReadWrite just caught up with LISNews.

And the gentleman at ReadWrite got paid to write that piece?

...but it ain't gonna happen. Keep up the good work, it is appreciated!

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