Global Digital Divide Narrowing

Unattributed, BBC News, Feb 25, 2005
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The global digital divide is rapidly closing, asserts the World Bank, which then uses this information to criticize a United Nations program to increase usage and access to technology in poorer nations. But the digital divide is still significant and so I don't see how evidence that these programs are successful could be an argument for terminating them - but then again, the World Bank has never really impressed me with its reasoning.
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