Educational Technology

November 26, 2010

Digital Underclass? Only if we allow it

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Christopher Dawson, ZD Net

Jason Perlow wrote a great piece this afternoon asking if the digital revolution, particularly as it relates to books and libraries, was creating a “Digital Underclass”. When the printed media on which libraries have traditionally relied and the funding that supports them both go away (and both the money and the media will, without a doubt, go away), where will the technology have-nots go to access literature, reference materials, newspapers, and the wealth of information with which our libraries have provided us since Benjamin Franklin first suggested that a public lending library would be a spiffy idea to create an educated populace?

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