Sender: "Michel S. Perdreau" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Information Have-nots - Rural/Minority/Low-income
Re - comments to the following:
> I just found the following item on Edupage (3/12/95). Does the tune seem
> PROGRAM TARGETS INFORMATION HAVE-NOTS
> I find it hard to believe that the poor can afford to purchase and keep
> up a home computer. What "low-income households, minorities and
> Americans living in rural areas" have in common, besides home and
> schools, is PUBLIC LIBRARIES. If the government set up these centers in
> libraries, the target populations would have access to computers after
> the program shuts down. Also, they would observe that computers are not
> the alpha and omega of information sources. But, there's no mention of
My .002 centime ....
It might surprise our citified denizens in urban California, but one can be
a low income minority and live in a rural area - to wit - African-Americans
in Appalachia Ohio - yes, there are a few left :-)
Yes, some libraries are making an extra effort at providing access in our region
Plus c,a change, plus c'est la me^me chose ...
Best regards - Michel Perdreau [log in to unmask]
> Ruth Hartman
> Ventura County Library
> 651 E. Main St.
> Ventura, CA 93001