"I have yet to believe that consumers are asking for this stuff," said Bijan
Dorostkar, who does business development for chip design company RTG Inc.
Case sounded a note of caution, saying the industry must be careful to include all
citizens in the Internet, and not just the affluent. About three-quarters of homes in
the U.S. with incomes of $75,000 and above are connected to the Web, Case said,
compared with only 10 percent of the poorest households.
"I don't think there is a more urgent task than dealing with difficult societal
issues, including the digital divide," Case said. "It's no use just talking about it,
we have to do it," he added.
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