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Most Greeks have not used a PC, poll shows

More than four in 10 people in Greece do not use the Internet regularly, while most Greeks have no computer experience, according to data presented yesterday. Cedefop, the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training, while presenting research at a conference in Thessaloniki, said that 65 percent of the population in Greece has never used a computer. According to research data, based on a survey of 181,703 EU citizens, more than one in two Europeans use a computer on a daily basis. European Commission Vice President Gunther Verheugen told the conference that the 25-nation bloc is facing a shortage of properly trained personnel in the sector in coming years. By 2008, there will be a shortage of 500,000 people in the information technology industry, Verheugen added.