A Two-Way Bridge Across the Digital Divide

When most of us talk about the digital divide, we characterize the people on one side as those with plenty of technology, and the people on the other side as those who lack it. Concerned that the have-nots may lose economic ground because of that difference, we often propose a sort of one-way bridge, across which the haves can send computers and camcorders and other gadgets to the have-nots. We seem to have no problem celebrating the culture of the have-nots -- numerous IBM and Microsoft