Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine /
Volume 1, Number 3 / July 1, 1994 / Page 12
by John December,
Publisher/Editor, CMC Magazine
I'm very happy to welcome the
The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication (JCMC)
to cyberspace. When I was asked to be on its
I was honored to accept. When I founded CMC Magazine just
two months ago, I knew
I could not marshall the kind of resources and academic
backing that editors of JCMC have brought
to their venture. They
have assembled the wealth of experience in the field of CMC necessary
to support a scientific, peer-reviewed publication.
I look forward to its debut in the fall, and I am glad to be a part of
what I think will be the premiere journal in the field.
I'll continue with my passion for CMC Magazine, carrying out
its more informal mission as a forum
for news, stories, and views about what we can know now
about CMC's power to transform human experience.
There's no official relationship between CMC Magazine and
JCMC (except my participation in both), but I'd be
honored to have CMC Magazine
considered a "little sister" publication--perhaps
a bit more brash, growing from the ground up.
In this issue
This issue has been my favorite one to put together so far.
I'm very excited about how the articles relate.
Independently, the writers have woven threads
with a common theme, exploring the reaches and limits of
the new media transforming communication and experience
in journalism and in the classroom.
They've described how technology has transformed human
communities and thought,
from issues of Plato's Phaedrus in Don
Langham's essay to
the PLATO system David R. Wooley
Anne Bilodeau talks about her personal
transformation from the teletypes of 20 years ago
to her current organization,
The Society of Electronic News Delivery.
Also on a journalism note,
Ritzenthaler continues his series about
experiences with online news delivery.
What role do computers have in classrooms?
Michael E. Doherty, Jr.'s relates what happened at the
about the Computers and
Writing Conference and
Steve Cameron's essay
maintains that technology must be applied to classrooms with
caution. Jonathan Grudin's experience with the
Beginning Teachers Computer Network
describes how teachers can find solace in the communities
And, oh, I got my first letter.
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