As the name suggests, Digital Divide is certainly linked with computer and the internet. The advent of the computer simplified many of our activities. People recognized the 21stcentury as the ‘Digital Age’ as it seemed dominated by technology. Today, ‘Personal Computing’ can be done on desktops, laptops, other access points like gaming consoles, e-readers, mobile phones and tablets. As more and more of our activities, interests and needs come to be satisfied by the digital world, a gap has emerged between the people and regions that have access to modern information and communications technologies, and those that don’t or have partial access to it. The technologies include telephone, television, personal computers, mobile devices and importantly the internet. This gap between the digital-haves and digital-haves-not is called the DIGITAL DIVIDE.

In simple words ‘Digital Divide’ means the Caste-System of the 21st Century’ as defined by corporations and their interests. This caste system stratifies the entire population of the world in four categories depending upon the access, usage and nature of usage that an individual has of technology featuring various telecom and electronic devices, softwares, internet, IT systems, apps, services, etc.

संस्था ने आय.टी. क्षेत्र में की हुई प्रगति के पीछे अनिरुध्द बापुजी के अथक परिश्रम, अभ्यास, दूरंदेशी तथा मार्गदर्शन

हरि ॐ, आज दुनियाभर से अनगिनत श्रद्धावान “अनिरुद्ध टी.व्ही.” तथा मेरे फेसबुक पेज के माध्यम से हररोज़ प्रक्षेपित होनेवालीं विभिन्न उपासनाओं का आधार महसूस कर रहे हैं। उसी प्रकार, इस मुश्किल दौर में कई श्रद्धावान “अनिरुद्ध रेडिओ” का भी आधार ले रहे हैं और उसके लिए आय.टी. टीम की मन:पूर्वक प्रशंसा कर रहे हैं। लेकिन इस उपलक्ष्य में एक महत्त्वपूर्ण बात पर मैं सभी श्रद्धावानों का ग़ौर फ़रमाना चाहता हूँ।

Digital Divide

It was the year 2012. I was attending one of the seminars being delivered by Dr. Aniruddha Joshi (beloved called Aniruddha Bapu by his friends and followers). There were many IT engineers and technologists from amongst Dr. Joshi’s friends who were attending this seminar along with me. This was when Dr. Joshi asked us if we were aware of ‘Digital Divide’ and the answer which we all had was “No”…

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