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Flag-Soil
Saturday, October 28th, 2006, 01:29 PM
'Digital Divide' deepens.

The number of people in the UK who have no intention of getting internet access has risen, research firm Point Topic has found.

Net refuseniks account for 44 percent - or 11.2 million - of UK households, according to Point Topic. Of those, more than 70 percent say they have little or no intention of getting connected, the research found.

This has risen from just over 50 percent in mid 2005 with lack of skills cited as one reason for no access.

Rising numbers of people are getting broadband and availability of high speed net is almost universal but there is still a significant number that refuse to step on even the first rung of the internet ladder.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6085412.stm

Bad news for anybody who wants the public to think for themselves.

Damarus
Sunday, October 29th, 2006, 11:01 PM
Damn, people must embrace technology...