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Published: March 11, 2010

Although less popular today than a decade ago, there has long been a discussion of the so-called “Digital Divide” in U.S. and global populations. The idea, in its basic forms, is that some people move into the digital economy, and some are left out.

The original presumption of this concept – that the poor, for instance, would not benefit from the digital revolution – is probably almost the opposite of how the game has played out, as consumers worldwide get their hands onto more exciting and powerful toys than their business counterparts.

But there is another way to see this question: in an age of dwindling science and technology graduates, science and technology increasingly drive the economy. What do the non-players do? What if they aren’t “technical”?

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Mark Anderson writes the most accurate predictive reports covering the computing and communication industries. His weekly Trends and Predictions posts cover must-have information for strategy development and business technology planning, and are followed by technology executives and investors worldwide including Bill Gates, Paul Jacobs, Michael Dell and more.

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