Yes! I finished my essay. Now I can go to the library.
I think I know him.
By Cody Polasek
Your John from my writing class, right?
The Texans charged the battlefield and
Erik had just finished his essay for his writing class. He had been waiting to go to the library, and now was his oppurtunity.
Why are you doing your essay here?
Erik got to the library and found the book he wanted. When he was walking to the checkout, he saw someone he thought he recognized.
What's the Digital Divide?
He then remembered that the boy, John, was in his writing class. He walked over to him.
Thanks for letting me do this.
Erik could see that John was doing the exact same essay that he had just finished. Erik was curious as to why John wasn't doing the essay at his house.
Because I don't have any personal technology. I'm affected by the digital divide.
Erik didn't know what the Digital Divide was. Whatever it was, Erik felt bad for John.
It's the virtual gap between people who have technology, and those who don't. My father makes less than $25,000, and we're affected by it. The Digital Divide is part of a broader topic: Digital Access.
Erik knew that you had to pay for the computers at the library, so he invited John to do his essay at Erik's house. While there, John told him more about Digital Access and how it's the full electronic participation in society, and includes things like social media.