Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 1, Number 4 / August 1, 1994 / Page 1
Jacking in from the "Where's Middle Ground?" Port
Brock N. Meeks
reports on the latest cracks in the U.S. government's
"Clipper Coalition." At issue is whether private encryption
will be banned.
Are MUDs Banned in Australia?
You might have read about an Australian "ban" on MUDs in Usenet
newsgroups or a mailing list. Wired even
reported a ban in its July/August 1993 issue. But are MUDs
actually banned in Australia? Elizabeth Reid provides
Your Work On TV? A View From the USA
What are the limits of showing online discourse? Who owns the
copyright? What is fair use for publicly-accessible online
interaction? Susan G. Lesch explores this important
- Net Presence
While real-world interpersonal interactions accumulate
to form an "impression" of someone,
what is "identity" and "presence" on the
Net? Phil Agre describes several aspects of net presence and
raises some questions for the future.
- Preserving Democracy in Cyberspace: The Need for a New Literacy
If computer-mediated communication becomes the major
means of communication, how can everyone participate?
Don Langham outlines the need for a new literacy.
- Digital Convergence is a Crock
Are communications technologies converging? Many people believe that
there will be a television-phone-computer "appliance" that meets
all needs. Bill Hulley emphatically disagrees.
- Pyxis Cyberea: Discovering content in a new medium
- How can journalists find content?
Gary Ritzenthaler discusses
experiments with finding news sources in the Florida Compass
- From the Nets
- Waves... Scoop... Threads... Catches....
- A question about citation style...