Masthead CMC Magazine October 1, 1995 / Page 11


The Meaning of Community

From The Future Does Not Compute, page 75:

"To establish community in any deep sense is much more a matter of coming to terms with differences than merely matching up similarities. But it is not clear that the Net encourages our coming to terms with each other in this sense at all. If that were the real possibility opened up by the Net, we would hardly be excited about it, since most of us already have vastly more opportunities to interact with the people on our block, in the office, at church, and in our voluteer associations than we could take advantage of in a hundred years. Exactly what is the new thing we're celebrating?"

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