Tuesday, May 12, 2009


1.) Providing a summary
This article dealt with how Seattle combated the digital divide - they were deemed most successful of any town by the author and should be an example for other successful works against the digital divide.
2.) Defining key terms
Although more than 75% of Seattel residents have a computer in their home, groups who do not tend to be older, low-income, low-education and African American or Latino.

The city established public workstations with access to the web in neighborhood and community centers across the city, provides free hosing for community organizations online. The Technology Matching Fund provides resources to neighborhood and city organizations for citizen-driven technology literacy and access projects.

They still have a problem with maintenance for CTC’s, and there is a group working to increase public awareness about the digital divide. They established indicators to measure success of their plans and then have collaborated with the corporate sector and a community college to get support.

3.) Analyzing potentially weak points in the author’s argument.

I think the argument was solid, especially because the author addressed how far Seattle still has to go and how things still aren't great even though they are sufficiently improved from where they have been.

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