A growing body of research is showing how digital inclusion can help communities overcome poverty and injustice. The main challenge lies in how best to achieve this goal. The authors argue that digital inclusion must occur in two distinct stages. The first stage is digital literacy, accomplished with the Symbiotic Computer (SC)-smartphones and tablets. The second stage will be professional capacity-building, accomplished with the more traditional Personal Computer (PC).
Figueiredo, M., Paola Prado and Mark Kramer. (2012, May/June). "Overcoming Poverty through Digital Inclusion." IT Professional 14(3).