Computers and International CommunicationBook - 1993
Essays describe the nature and characteristics of world-wide computer networks, consider the issues which they raise, discuss various applications, and suggest future developments
Global Networks takes up the host of issues raised by the newnetworking technology that now links individuals, groups, and organizations in different countriesand on different continents. The twenty-one contributions focus on the implementation, application,and impact of computer-mediated communication in a global context.
Previouslylimited to scientific research, global networks now have an impact on social, educational, andbusiness communications. Individuals with a personal computer, a modem, and some simple software canjoin a new social community that is based on interest, not location. GlobalNetworks, which was written largely with the assistance of the internet, provides anunderstanding of the issues, opportunities, and pitfalls of this new social connectivity. It looksat how networking technology can support and augment communication and collaboration from suchperspectives as policy constraints and opportunities, language differences, cross-culturalcommunication, and social network design.
Contributors: Linda M. Harasim, JohnQuarterman, Howard Rheingold, Anne Branscomb, Lee Sproull, Sara Kiesler, Marvin Manheim, HiroshiIshii, Jan Walls, Michael Kirby, Catherine Murray, Andrew Feenberg, Robin Mason, Margaret Riel,Beryl Bellman, Alex Jeffrey Shapard, Lucio Teles, Howard Frederick, Mitchell Kapor, Daniel Weitzner,Shumpei Kumon, lzurni Aizu, Robert Jacobson.
twenty-one contributors focus on the implementation, application, and impact ofcomputer-mediated communication in a global context
Using case studies, anecdotes, research, and analysis, 25 contributors from fields including communication, education, anthropology, linguistics, and engineering discuss the implications, opportunities, and quandaries that accompany international electronic communication, taking up such issues as privacy and legal jurisdictions, development and technology transfer, cross-cultural communication, and policy for public networks. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.