“The right gizmos could help bring library e-books and other media to America’s poor and our cash-strapped middle class.
“But at least publicly, the Harvard-hosted Digital Public Library of America has downplayed the hardware issue despite some non-hardware goodies envisioned for all kinds of libraries and their users.
“Both scholarly and non-scholarly priorities count. I just don’t want to see nonacademics lose, whether the area is hardware or appropriate K-12 content, bestsellers and other popular reading fare (speaking of which, a very small poll shows a strong interest in bestsellers).”
From David Rothman’s post on LibraryCity.org, “The $50 e-book-capable tablet: When will the Harvard-hosted DPLA and friends care about hardware-related digital divide issues?”