1-3 Rejects Technology

A London School of Economics atudy suggests that parents’ lack of internet skills is potentially harming their children’s education. Will the BBC’s new service leave them even further behind? Even Ashley Highfield, the BBC’s gung-ho director of new media and technology, admits that some people will become losers, refusing to be dragged, screaming and kicking, into the 21st century. “The last 10% are going to be difficult to get online. There are lots of reasons: a number of people can’t afford it, are frightened by it or are just not interested.”

Times Online


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