Re: communities--virtual and otherwise

zeek (zeek@IO.COM)
Sun, 12 Dec 1993 02:53:05 -0600

Mike Lieber <>:

*> Thus, I have to agree that Virtual Community is a term that gives a generative
*> role to technology that it does not deserve. Americans do tend to worship
*> the tools that solve problems, and to use the VC term implies that facilitation
*> equals generation and that those communicating electronically are somehow a
*> more artificial set than those who do not so communicate. I reject both
*> implications as false.

How then sir, do you interpret such a thing as Franklin D. Roosevelt's
"Fireside Chats." Please elaborate.