Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Off-Line American

Time"McCain is an example of what, under the Clinton Administration, used to be called the digital divide. Back then it was the cause of much gnashing of political teeth; in his 2000 State of the Union address, Clinton announced a "national crusade" to take the Internet to those who didn't have it. That year 41.5% of Americans were online, according to U.S. Census numbers. This past May a survey by the research firm Parks Associates found that 82% are. The off-line American has gone from a disenfranchised minority to an endangered species."

From the article, "The Off-Line American" by Lev Grossman

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