This morning I read this very good article on the New York Times website:
I think that in a country like Bolivia where only 70% of the population has electricity, believe or not many people have access to electric light only through other means like generators, solar energy projects or others.
I am sure that mobiles could help bridge the digital gap, since here the gap is widening. In the countryside for many people time still has to do with day/night, birth/death and a more ancestral conception of time. The newtonian concept of a number representing time is still very dim for them. You can see this even in the suburban zones where for most people coming from the countryside, if you tell them to rendezvous at 5:00 p.m. and they arrive at 6:00 p.m they are sure that they are actually on time, since they arrived before the sunset.