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”?