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Saturday, September 8, 2007

Bronx Technology Fair

Mount Hope Housing Company's annual technology carnival is being held today. The free community event, on 179th Street between Morris and Walton avenues (three blocks north of yesterday's shooting), boasts computer classes and a video game competition. There's also a barbecue, music, dancing, and a raffle - prizes include a flat screen TV and a Nintento Wii.

The aim of the day is to show local residents how technology - especially computers and the Internet - can help in their everyday lives.

The Bronx, outside of Riverdale, has been slow to embrace the on-line world. Organizations like Mount Hope, who recently wired its 1,250 apartments for high speed Internet access, are working to correct this, and in March, Bronx Community College held a brainstorming conference that looked at ways to bridge this digital divide. (Photos by James Fergusson)


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