Global Perspectives on Technology (Imperialism,
and the Have and Have Nots)
- Anderson, R.E., W. W. Welch and L. J. Harris. Inequities in opportunities
for Computer Literacy. The Computing Teacher (1984) 11(8), 10-12.
- Attali, Jacques, Izumi Aizu, Karanjga Gakio, Nathan Gardels, Douglas
Rushkoff, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Xiaoyong Wu (panelists) on May 31,
1996, panel moderated by Arthur R. Miller. Cultural Imperialism on the Net
in The Harvard Conference on the Internet and Society. Sebastopol:
O’Reilly & Associates, 1997, 466-482.
- Chiu, Willy, Shikhar Ghosh, Christine Maxwell, and Martin Nisenholtz
(panelists) on May 28, 1996, panel moderated by Edward D. Horowitz. Opening
the Gate: Increasing Content of the Internet, in The Harvard Conference
on the Internet and Society. Sebastopol: O’Reilly & Associates, 1997,
- Collins, B. Reflections on inequities in computer education: Do the
rich get richer? Education and Computing, I (1985), 179-186.
- Eisenberg, Rebecca. No watershed without mass access. San Francisco
Examiner, Sunday, September 20, 1998, B1, B9.
The "digital divide" between the technological
"haves and have nots" can currently be seen through class and racelines
in the United States. Note the U.S. Department of Commerce Information Telecommunications
and Information Administration report "Falling Through the Net II: New
Data on Digital Divide" (http://www.ntia.doc/govtiahome/net2)
released July 28, 1998. The recent watershed event for the Net vis-a-vis the
release of the Starr Report had little impact reaching black and Hispanic
households, which still lag behind white households in PC ownership and on-line
- Kroker, Arthur and Michael A. Weinstein. Data Trash: The Theory
of the Virtual Class. New York: St. Martin’s, 1994.
- Romano de Sant’Anna, Affonso. Libraries, Social Inequality, and the
Challenge of the Twenty-First Century, in Stephen R. Graubard and Paul LeClerc,
editors, Books, Bricks, and Bytes: Libraries in the Twenty-First Century.
New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1998, 267-282.
- Stratton, Jon. Cyberspace and the Globalization of Culture, in David
Porter, editor. Internet Culture. New York: Routledge, 1996, 253-276.
- Wresch, William. Disconnected: Have and Have-Nots in the Information
Age. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1996.