>both of us know...dialup is a$$ >(56K?) in terms of usability >(and getting worse) > >i was speaking more of the >access to higher (and slowly >becoming standard) speeds
Considering the concentration of African Americans in urban areas where cable lines (for cable modems) and copper lines (old phone lines provide the best service for dsl) are more prevalent than in rural areas, Af-Ams actually, as group, have a greater (and more reliable) access to these resources. Cost is the only real issue. Is $30 -$50 too much for high speed access service?
>if you got a tv (which >most do) most can at >least spring for webtv
If you can afford webtv, then a real PC and equivalent internet access are not that much off in terms of price.
>it's all about priority.
Thats the proverbial nail on the head.
>the same way some parents will >buy their kids (or themselves) >brand new $150 sneakers but >not have encyclopedias or a >dictionary in the house > >and your point about intimidation IS >valid. many assume that using >a computer/getting on line is >harder than it really is.
Many people still think the internet is a part of the devil's plan to imprint the mark of the beast on every aspect of our daily lives too (yes that was sarcasm). We need to get over superstition and conjecture, and get educated about what the internet and its access can do for our communities.
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