Masthead Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 2, Number 11 / November 1, 1995 / Page 1

 Editor's Page


 The Cutting Edge
Chief Correspondent Chris Lapham reports on the scale-back of the Utne Reader's online efforts. Is this the beginning of the end of brave forays into online publishing?

 ACLU Launches New Cyber-Liberties Newsletter
The United States government is considering many pieces of legislation affecting individual freedom and online behavior. The American Civil Liberties Union has launched a new newsletter to monitor these issues.


 Highway to Where?
In many places, people discussing about the Net talk about its technical characteristics. However, Gale Moore points out that the real questions are social, not technical.


 Book Review: Thoreau Takes to the Internet
Kevin Hunt suggests that Dinty Moore's The Emperor's Virtual Clothes would make the perfect holiday gift for converting those with Senator Exon's view of Internet Culture.

 Book Review: Examining Claims for Electronic Democracy
Amidst the many claims about the democratizing effects of electronic communication technologies, Lawrence Grossman's The Electronic Republic is a reasoned examination of the potentials and complexities of the issues involved, claims Brennon Martin.

On last month's book review... CU-SeeMe... Comments on Online Sexism

 The Last Link
Why don't politicians seize the Web and create extended coherent discourse? Instead, politics online seems to borrow from the worst of the traditions from other media.

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