Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 2, Number 11 / November 1, 1995 / Page 1
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
- 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.
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
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...
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.
Letters to the editor always welcome: