A chat with Martha Lane Fox about digital inclusion
I caught up with Martha Lane Fox, the UK’s digital champion, to talk about Race Online 2012 and the Pass IT on campaign. She reveals that there are 10 million people in the UK who have never used the Internet – and appeals for your help in bridging that gap.
Worryingly, four million of these people are also amongst the country’s most socially excluded. So the people who have the most to gain from the internet – whether to overcome isolation or to save money – are the ones who are missing out. And this pattern plays out all over the world.
So, wherever you are, if you know someone who is unsure about whether or not to get online, now’s the time to tell them about the benefits.