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Ethnographic Interviews on the Digital Divide
Unformatted Document Text:  Ethnographic Interviews 12 poverty, see United States Census Bureau, 2001). Rather than viewing herself as a possible beneficiary of such programs, however, she saw potential beneficiaries as people other than herself: Interviewer: Have you heard the term digital divide? Tina: No. What is it? Interviewer: There is another phrase, computer haves and have-nots. Essentially, for some people digital divide means that some people have access to computers and other people don’t. Tina: The haves and have nots, right. Interviewer: Yeah, and that some people have access to the Internet and others don’t, see they may have access to computers but they don’t have access to the Internet. And then some people have computers in their home and other people don’t, you know it might be at the library, or some people have access to the Internet in their homes, and other people don’t. Have you ever given any thought to that? Some people see it is unfair. There are some people who were completely wired now, and some people aren't, and I'm just wondering is that… Tina: So the people that aren't wired are thinking that that's unfair that they are... Interviewer: It will even be people who all are wired or saying that everyone should be wired. Tina: Right, like why are you permitting this? Why are you doing this to yourself? Interviewer: Not even doing it to yourself, but they kind of think that society. For instance computers are really expensive, the Internet is expensive...

Authors: Clark, Lynn., Demont-Heinrich, Christof. and Webber, Scott.
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Ethnographic Interviews 12
poverty, see United States Census Bureau, 2001). Rather than viewing herself as a
possible beneficiary of such programs, however, she saw potential beneficiaries as people
other than herself:
Interviewer: Have you heard the term digital divide?
Tina: No. What is it?
Interviewer: There is another phrase, computer haves and have-nots. Essentially,
for some people digital divide means that some people have access to computers
and other people don’t.
Tina: The haves and have nots, right.
Interviewer: Yeah, and that some people have access to the Internet and others
don’t, see they may have access to computers but they don’t have access to the
Internet. And then some people have computers in their home and other people
don’t, you know it might be at the library, or some people have access to the
Internet in their homes, and other people don’t. Have you ever given any thought
to that? Some people see it is unfair. There are some people who were completely
wired now, and some people aren't, and I'm just wondering is that…
Tina: So the people that aren't wired are thinking that that's unfair that they are...
Interviewer: It will even be people who all are wired or saying that everyone
should be wired.
Tina: Right, like why are you permitting this? Why are you doing this to
yourself?
Interviewer: Not even doing it to yourself, but they kind of think that society. For
instance computers are really expensive, the Internet is expensive...


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