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I agree Stefan and for me the big question is an "emotional" rather than "intelligent" one. If the IT is easy to use and learn then what is it that holds the adults back? And for this I think we do have to at least consider the past and what has shaped this emotional / cultural response in the adults.

A significant contributor to the Digital Divide is entry and ongoing costs for PC's and service providers. When PC's and access have been provided free or almost free in peoples houses, to residents in East Manchester for instance - usage has been very high.

Ken - I am not familiar with your example: do you know of any data which makes the comparison?

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