Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine

Masthead / ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 2, Number 4 / April 1, 1995 / Page 1

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Potholes along the Information Superhighway?
A new, borderless society poses interesting challenges to the traditional notion of national sovereignty. David Farber, the University of Pennsylvania's Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunication Systems, asks important questions about governing and leadership in a more democratic world.

The Cutting Edge: News in Brief
Chris Lapham looks at some of Microsoft's new ventures, Omni Magazine's big move, and the ongoing race among commercial online services.

Groupware '95: The Convergence of Collaborative Technologies and the World Wide Web
Lotus introduced two InterNotes applications at the March Groupware'95 Conference in Boston, where the groupware industry took its first steps toward integration with the World Wide Web. Lee Honeycutt discusses how concerns for security are tempering the industry's excitement about the commercial possibilities of the Web.

Book Excerpt:
Computer-Mediated Communication and the Online Classroom in Distance Learning
Technology is undoubtedly changing education. In this introduction to the third volume in a three-part series, authors Zane Berge and Mauri Collins warn against paving over old cow paths as we shift from a teaching environment to a learning environment.

An Immodest Proposal
Christine Boese argues that most organizations are grossly short-sighted and timid in their use of technology. She advocates boldly embracing the potential of this medium.

Revenge of the Introverts
Net technology, especially email and newsgroups, are giving normally introspective and quiet introverts new tools of expression. According to Jeb Livingood, the "Is" are connected, communicating AND very comfortable in cyberspace.

A Little Bit of Everything, But Not the Whole Picture
In his review of Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital, Kevin Hunt argues that while focusing on the technological ways to interact with technology, Negroponte neglects to focus on the goal of these interactions: being human.

Examining Community in Cyberspace
In her review of CyberSociety: Computer-Mediated Communication and Community, edited by Steven G. Jones, Chris Silker takes a look at how scholars are beginning to examine online communities.

From the Nets . . .
A Virtual April Breeze Sweeps The Web Clean by Lisa Schmeiser.

The trouble with hypertext...

The Last Link
The technologist's responsibilities and social change
Mark Weiser of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center responds to previous "Last Link" columns on ubiquitous computing, presenting his view as a developer of these systems.

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