18.668 inventor of the term "Digital Divide"?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 07:35:57 +0000

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         Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 06:52:23 +0000
         From: Laurent Straskraba <laurent_at_straskraba.net>
         Subject: Inventor of the term "Digital Divide"?


I read about the first time using the term "Digital Divide" it was in NTIA
documents of 1994. Here is a reference:

Morino Institute says it was Larry Irving (3rd paragraph):

BUT Larry Irving said it was not him who invented the term, he just used it
a lot in high-level policy circles. So he was credited for popularizing it
with politicians, but he did not invent it. He said he has no idea where it
came from.

Anyone got an idea who was the original inventor of the term "Digital Divide"?

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