In Brief: Jan. 31, 2000

TECH TV If computers are the wave of the future, shouldn't every kid--rich or poor--be surfing the Web? In the two-hour PBS special Digital Divide: Technology and Our Future, airing this Friday at 9 p.m. E.T., pundits on all sides wrestle with the issue. Low-techs complain that we put too much emphasis on computers at the expense of basics like reading and writing; high-techs argue that technology can enhance kids' learning experience without breaking school budgets. The documentary is up to PBS's usual high standards, and it's narrated--get this--by rapper Queen Latifah.

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