Digital divide is a term coined for the disparity between the "haves" and the "have-nots" in the technology revolution. Many have feared grave consequences for those unable to access the power of the Internet; however, recent reports suggest that this divide is narrowing, rather than expanding (National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 2000).
National Telecommunications and Information Administration. (2000, October). Falling through the net: Toward digital inclusion. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce. Retrieved February 19, 2002, from http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/fttn00/contents00.html