Can We Conquer Kansas City's Digital Divide?
There's a lot of talk about tech disparity and the so-called digital divide but so far only one local group has stepped up to do anything about it.
For years now we've blogged about the adventures of Connecting For Good and their effort to provide Internets and low cost computers to the masses in the urban core.
Here's another update on their progress . . .
KCTV5: Personal computers for $50 and laptops for $75. It isn't some big sale, but a new effort to break the digital divide.
Better still . . . The reality is the manufactures and outlets like Walmart (yes, Walmart) are selling new computers at the same price and Internets connectivity isn't so far beyond the reach of urban core denizens. A closer look at the Digital Divide would reveal that content creators and Independent voices from the urban core are more desperately needed IN ADDITION TO connections.
And that's why we read Nichole Bitchie and aren't too surprised by that cussing kid in Nebraska.