Re: Virtual communities on ABC

douglass st.christian..... (stchri@MCMAIL.CIS.MCMASTER.CA)
Fri, 10 Dec 1993 16:25:24 -0500

On Fri, 10 Dec 1993, David Heller wrote:

> Did anyone catch the clip on Primetime, on ABC lastnight that talked
> about Virtual Communities?
> Any comments on it...
> I'd like to see other people's thoughts on the episode b4 I throw my own in..

Hi dave...

i have only one very brief, doubtless feverish, comment. the phrse virtual
community is obviously a qaulified one. Calling anthro-l a virtual
community rather than a community is distinguishing it in some way. I have
spent the last several years talking with some anthros doing e-net
research and to date none have been able to explain what exactly a virtual
community is, as over against say a real community.

maybe you have spin on this. mine is that while e-net communities are
interesting, they are not any more nor less virtual than any other
community i would care to define.

any thinks???