The Internet is not a Punishment

odp-wigToday is Our Digital Planet’s last day in Wigan. Tomorrow we move on to Leigh.

This morning I help someone register for the Department for Work and Pensions’ Universal Jobmatch site and apply for some jobs. It was painful to watch his technophobia and how much he struggled to accomplish simple tasks on the laptop. But, he had been told that he risked losing his benefits if he didn’t use the site, so he had no choice. I am sure he saw all this as some form of punishment. It’s a real pity when people have to be dragged on to the internet against their will. I wish they could all enjoy it as much as I do.

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