Dear Pico – Usability and the Digital Divide

Dear Pico,

See this: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/07/rich-and-poor-teenagers-spend-a-similar-amount-of-time-online-so-why-aren-t-we-closing-the-digital-divide

Richer people do more real-world stuff and poorer people do more fictional stuff.

It is undoubtedly wise and good to make [our real-world] websites as accessible, plain-language, and usable as possible. However, the thought that this will make people richer is perhaps akin to the cartoon physics of trying to make your car go faster by manually pushing the needle on the speedometer in a clockwise direction. It confuses output with input. (Not that you were claiming the reverse…)

August 8th, 2016 by