As internet access from schools and libraries becomes nearly ubiquitous, some technology advocates are shifting focus, to argue that the "digital divide" will not be closed until everyone has private access and high-speed connectivity. The issue takes on a human perspective when considering the case of a computer-using youngster in Brooklyn, N.Y.

For eighth-grader Dale Willis Jr., getting internet access at home means no longer having to wait in line at the library for less than a half-hour at the computer.

It means no longer scheduling his school day


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