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Here’s an interesting one that I found under the heading, “Goodbye Global Digital Divide?” in the eMarketer Daily. I quote:

When it came to Internet connectivity the world used to be clearly separated into the “haves” and the “have-nots,” but, according to a new study, that may no longer be the case.

Digital Divide?

I guess Singapore and Germany are developing nations, because we can clearly see how they have closed the gap to be on par with other leading tech countries. < / end sarcasm>

Can they be serious, or are they just that ignorant? I don’t see a single developing country on this list. What doesthis chart/study have to do with the digital divide at all when comparing those countries?

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  1. Enyewe, the study they used to make that conclusion is funny…dunno if its relevant but here goes…
    I have looked for a link from wired magazine but cant find it. In this month’s issue there is an ‘Atlas’ showing the cost of staying connected around the world. Granted the prices shown are of internet cafe’s, it preety much covers the whole world and might be a better gauge of what the emarketer people coulda used.
    If you would like to check it out, its on page 053, its actually a preety neat graphic.
    The least costly place for internet cafe connectivity? Lima Peru and La Paz bolivia ($0.38 per hour), kenya is $0.84 &cape town $1.60

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