Clarisse de Souza, Raquel Prates, Simone Barbosa
When the Information Society program (SocInfo ) was launched in December 1999, one challenge the Brazilian government posed to itself was to use information technology (IT) to foster wider social inclusion in Brazil. The other was to enable the Brazilian IT industry to compete in a globalized world in which digital presence has a high economic value. "Bridging the digital divide" naturally became a hot topic for technical and political debate, but a sharp image of which factors are involved in this effort has not yet been formed. Government initiatives have typically concentrated on distributing computers to schools and…
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