in the number of blacks who have access to computers is only the beginning. “Getting people online ignores the fact that people don’t know what to do online,” he says. But Wasow believes as African Americans discover practical uses for the Internet, such as finding business and employment opportunities, the divide will be bridged.
Log on and Learn
For more information on the digital divide, and to find out what organizations and businesses are doing about it, log on to:
Digital Divide Network www.digitaldividenetwork.org
Falling Through the Net www.digitaldivide.gov
Technology Access Foundation www.techaccess.org