Masthead CMC Magazine / February 1, 1996
 The Electronic Colonization of the Pacific, by Spennemann, Birckhead, Green, and Atkinson

Webmasters and the Control of Destiny

Having a server or having access to one empowers webmasters to project their own ideas, world-views and values to the entire world. People or groups lacking access to a server have no voice within the emerging cyber-community. Their attitudes and values are not expressed. The anarchy of the Web makes it difficult to discern the relative merits of available information. Where information is scant, web users are likely to accept whatever they can find, regardless of quality or bias. There are many instances where the only source of online information about third world countries comes from elsewhere. The United States Central Intelligence Agency is one of the biggest suppliers. --

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