E-D-U-P-A-G-E 12/28/93 (fwd)

David Heller (daveh@PANIX.COM)
Tue, 28 Dec 1993 20:14:09 -0500

Hi all, thought this would be of interest in reference to the talk on
Virtual community...I left in the official stuff so people can sign up to
edupage if they like, or my other source...net-happenings.


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Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1993 16:37:59 -0800
From: Gleason Sackman <sackman@plains.nodak.edu>
To: daveh@panix.com
Subject: E-D-U-P-A-G-E 12/28/93

Forwarded by Gleason Sackman - InterNIC net-happenings moderator

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Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1993 15:33:49 -0500
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Subject: E-D-U-P-A-G-E 12/28/93

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HOLE IN THE CENTER. John Perry Barlow, co-founder of the Electronic
Frontier Foundation, says that one thing that is essential to community is
some sense of physical proximity, and that a problem with network
communities is that "all they've got is a shared interest, not a shared
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Wyoming. There, we have to learn to stick it out and make it work." He
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everywhere, it's toward globalization and localization. What seems to be
coming apart is everything in the middle." (New York Times 12/26/93 F8)

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