A new report out by the NZ Department of Statistics on The Digital Divide (2004) notes that:
- The more money you have the more likely you are to be connected to the Internet.
- The better your formal education the more likely you are to be connected to the Internet.
- Households with one person, or one parent and dependent children, are less likely than all other household types to access the Internet at home (16 and 30 percent, respectively).
- The more children in the house the more likely you are to have Internet access at home.
Not earth-shatteringly surprising.
They also have a companion report on The Digital Divide with lots of graphs etc. in it.
Dave has some thoughts on church’s moving towards WiFi and such stuff here .
I’ve written before in the Digital Divide (The term ‘digital divide’ is used to describe the gap between those who have access to information technologies such as the Internet, and those who do not) and those who are “information poor” and those who are not. See: Techno-spirituality.
But I’m still thinking about it.
Blessed are the information poor, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.