New Book: Civic Society in Cyberspace
We have finished a new study relating to public computing and the digital divide, and we would welcome comments from listmembers.
Williams, Kate and Abdul Alkalimat. “A Census of Public Computing in Toledo, Ohio.” To appear in _Shaping the Network Society: The New Role of Civic Society in Cyberspace_, edited by Douglas Schuler and Peter Day, MIT Press, publisher.
ABSTRACT: An enumeration of public computing sites in Toledo, Ohio, identifies 253 sites, proposes a methodology, and elaborates a model. The model is that government sites are distributed equally across an urban area, commercial and university sites are distributed more to higher socioeconomic locales, and community sites are distributed to the highest and lowest socioeconomic locales and less to middle strata locales.
For more on this work: http://www.umich.edu/~katewill
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