Aleph Molinari is an economist and techno-activist who is working to close the digital divide. His bio includes launching the Learning and Innovation network to sue community centers to educate under-served communities and in August 2011 he spoke at TEDx San Miguelde Allende (Mexico). Over 83,000 people have viewed this speech which can be found at:
Aleph Molinari - Let's Bridge the Digital Divide
This talk is an excellent depiction of this new illiteracy. He discusses three reasons for this divide: lack of access, lack of knowledge for use, and lack of knowledge on the benefits of use. The statistics are startling and demonstrate our need to address this, in his words, digital abyss and make the internet a right rather than a luxury.