CNET UK Podcast 178: Who will pay to bridge the digital divide?
We hit the podstudio to discuss nasty letters to filesharers, Google and Sony building a new super TV and how low-income families are affected by having no access to the Internet
This week on the CNET UK Podcast, show regulars Rich Trenholm and Ian Morris were joined by our latest awesome intern, Patrick Steen. On the chatting agenda were nasty letters to filesharers, Google working with Sony to build a new super TV and Apple banning screen protectors from its official store. We also talked about the digital divide, and how low-income families are affected by having no access to the Internet.
In our special feature this week, we talked about the digital divide, and how it's affecting those on low incomes and who should pick up the tab to make sure everyone has equal access. It's a hot topic, which the BBC presented quite well in an interview with some of those affected. The question is, who should pay for low-income families to watch YouTube clips.
This week in WTF, we learned that a new rehab clinic has been established to treat children with an Internet addiction. We were all of a similar mind that, back in the day, such nonsense would have been handled by parents. But these days, everything is a medical problem it seems. We got angry -- will you?