Slightly off-topic and unfortunately only in German. Here is a very interesting article on the attitudes of the German elite regarding Internet, new technologies and web 2.0. One example is the German Minster for Economics and Technology (!) Michael Glos who is not too keen about the fuzz on lifelong learning:
Using a mobile phone is already complicated. Thank god I have staff that use the Internet for me.
(He actually made this statement during his visit at the CeBIT, the biggest computer expo in the world…)
Conclusion: The digital divide is not only a problem in the Global south, lifelong learning is unknown to its promoters and we found an explanation for all these controversial policies regarding intellectual property and other Internet related issues.
I am also wondering if similar attitudes exist in the EU institutions….?