Our concept for the IT-plan was to connect scientists through Information Technology. However, as the often used word “digital divide” signifies, IT can also separate people.
There are limits to what technology can do to prevent a “digital divide”. Still, we thought that it was our duty to do what we can to support people on the other side of the “divide” so that they would be encouraged to come to the IT-rich side.
What we did
- We supported as many devices as possible.
- We used IT to provide a better reading experience even for the PDFs.
- Do as much as possible to support the late majority.
- Even if you can’t support them fully, try to make life better for even the laggards.