Closing The Digital Divide

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By Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II
Member of Congress
5th Congressional District

I was 45 years old when the World Wide Web was invented in 1989. Up until the year 2000, my family did not have a personal computer, or a connection to the Internet. We picked up the phone or we sent a letter in the mail. These days, you can barely get by without it. I have a smartphone in my pocket, an iPad at home, and a desktop PC at both of my offices. Now, I still write my speeches out longhand. But when I need to change my health insurance, read the news, or listen to music, I sit down at my desk and get on the Internet. When I want to send you a message, it is in this newsletter, or on Facebook or Twitter. I’m even on Instagram and YouTube now.

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