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The $40 Indian tablet that could help bridge America's digital divide

Source : Washington Post
Oct 25, 2013

When people think of Silicon Valley, they imagine a place where people are well-educated, well-to-do technologists.  Palo Alto has some of the most expensive real estate in the world — and innovation thrives there. But if you go on the other side of town to East Palo Alto you see poverty and despair. High school dropout rates are 65 percent and only 10 percent of its children go to college. Most don’t have access to basic computer technology.

 

It is no different in nearby towns such as Oakland and San Jose — and other parts of the United States.

 

This is particularly unconscionable given the tech industry is so desperate for talent that it has to scour the world. Bridging America’s digital divide would not only uplift disadvantaged communities, it could help solve Silicon Valley’s skills shortage.


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