A publication of
December Communications, Inc.
Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 3, Number 8 / August 1, 1996
- Editor's Page
- We look at how international communication is
being used online as well as the influence of politics.
Little Italy, Wide World
- Marco Farinelli
describes his experiences
with computer-mediated communication
and international relations.
He hopes that
young people will recognize the contribution they can make to global
issues via online communication.
Irish Expatriate Keeps in Touch Via the
- Sue Church
relates how expatriates are
using the World Wide Web to
keep in touch.
They are reading Web-based
China Denies Visa to WWW Conference Speaker
- The Chinese government refused to grant
a visa to Elizabeth Wong, a Legislative Councillor in Hong Kong,
who was scheduled to speak at the Asia Pacific World
Wide Web Conference in Beijing this month.
Her vision is for an online world relatively free of government
- Book Excerpt:
Computerization at Work
- In this excerpt from the book,
Computerization and Controversy: Value Conflicts and Social
Rob Kling examines
computer-based systems enhance or degrade
the quality of working life.
He criticizes both technological utopianism and anti-utopianism
as key genres which inform many normative accounts
about how organizations
should or should not computerize work.
- Conference Report:
Recognize the Need for Universal Service?
- Ronda Hauben reports what went on a recent
Internet Society-sponsored conference in Montreal.
A United States Federal Communications Commission
(FCC) representative was there, but Hauben found him
unresponsive about the issue of universal service.
Book Review: The Net Lowdown
- John December reviews
Rules of the Net by
Thomas Mandel and Gerard Van der Leun,
a book that shouldn't be judged by
The Last Link: O Brave New Net!
- Ellen Blais
relates her story of what happens when the technical
jargon of Net communication gets in the way of
Letters to the editor always welcome: