digital refuseniks

Some interesting studies which I’ve come across (late in the day….) also look at those who refuse to use most ICT technology, and live perfectly happily without it, the question asked being whether non-users of these technologies are falling into existing and deep-rooted patterns of social and economic inequalities, or whether they are exercising agency in their own way to not use. One paper suggests a hierarchy of non-use.

Digital divide is an incredibly contested term, which I’ll explore more fully in the report.