¶ 2007-01-26 14:42:00 +0000
Concerning our discussion of the digital divide, Google donates networking equipment where it is needed.
Hardware is important to eliminating the divide. Captain Obvious said so. How are you going to connect to the network without a network connection?
Education is just as important, though. According to the article linked above, the hardware is ending up at universities and research institutes. Thatʼs probably the best place to send it. It will definitely be used there.
But when someone is introduced to the Internet for the first time, they typically need to be taught how to use it. Like I said, universities get the hardware and get online, and the people there probably know what to do once they are online. Hopefully they can use those resources to teach the common folk whatʼs going down.