Mark Warschauer (2003). Technology and Social Inclusion: Rethinking the Digital Divide. (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press). xii + 260 pp. ISBN 0-262-23224-3, $32.95 (hardbound). Notes, references, index.
The subject of this book certainly is a moving target. Although it was started more than a decade ago, it must have been both exhilarating and frustrating to attempt to keep it up to date in details. However, this effort probably led to a sharper focus on its basic themes.
It is organized into seven chapters: "Economy, society, and technology: analyzing the shifting terrains"; "Models of access: devices, conduits, and literacy"; "Physical resources: computers and connectivity"; "Digital resources: content and language"; "Human resources: literacy and education": "Social resources: communities and institutions"; and a conclusion "The social embeddedness of technology."
The above article was published in Media Ethics , Spring 2004 (15:2), p. 33.