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Re: E-Commerce: Deepening the Digital Divide
Posted by Paul A. Greenberg on 2001-08-25 11:23:27
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Aside from its obvious commercial potential, the greatest promise of e-commerce has
always been its potential to be an all-inclusive forum. All of the interpersonal
exchanges that seem to slight certain ethnic or minority groups offline were supposed to
be less of a problem when doing business electronically, right?

Not so fast. While it is true that personal bias may play less of a role in an online
transaction, something much more pervasive has apparently taken its place. Call it
technological bias -- and consider that before lower income population groups or
minorities can participate in the new world of e-commerce, all citizens must have
access to the technology.

 * Topic  Author  Date
Re: E-Commerce: Deepening the Digital Divide  Paul A. Greenberg  2001-08-25 11:23:27
Re: E-Commerce: Deepening the Digital Divide  tech advocate  2001-08-27 14:42:51
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