The digital divide is real enough. But it strikes me as a problem that is relatively minor next to society’s real troubles.
More in my Sunday column.
When I arrived in Miami yesterday evening — I’m here to attend a conference on technology — the front page of the Saturday Miami Herald wasn’t dominated by the Microsoft trial and the government’s proposed split up of the company. The big news here was Elian Gonzalez.
It’s a good lesson to remember. News is local. It may be an national or international event that has huge local significance, as the Microsoft trial does in Silicon Valley, or it may be something that touches the emotions of a community, as the Elian saga does in this city where Cuban immigrants dominate local politics.