Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Do we really want to create a worse digital divide?

This week, Thomas Friedman authored a column in the New Your Times Opinion Pages that seems to call for institutionalizing a digital divide:
  • Ultra high speed Internet for the 5% who live in "university towns"
  • Stop worrying about the 5% of the country in rural areas
  • Implies "average" Internet for everyone else.
A friend--Ann Treacy--just took him on the the Twin Cities Daily Planet.  It's a great read.