Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy
The Digital Divide: Myth, Metaphor and Reality, Feb. 21-23
"The U.S. thinks the digital economy is the only economy that can exist in the world," said Gary Chapman, LBJ professor and director of the school's 21st Century Project. Dara O'Neil of the Georgia Institute of Technology agreed. "In the U.S., the digital world is always expressed in dollars or as the information economy. In other parts of the world, it's expressed as the information society." The dominant theme to emerge from the conference was that accommodating social, cultural, and economic needs locally and globally is the largest challenge facing those shaping the digital world today.