cr> Book on community networking


Introduction from moderator:

Douglas Schuler is a member of the CPSR board and has done a lot to
build community networks, particular in his home town of Seattle,



Sender: Douglas Schuler <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Ink is dry.  Complimentary copies available!!  (thank you)

PLEASE excuse this interruption.  I hope you find this note pertinent
to the purposes of this list.  Believe me I find spamming as offensive
as you do!  Feel free to pass this note to interested colleagues.
Thanks for your understanding and help!

The ink is finally dry on my community networks book.  It's called
"New Community Networks: Wired for Change" and it's being published
by Addison-Wesley.  It took over 2 years to write and it ended
up being over 500 pages long.  I've included a brief description
of the book at the end of this message for those who are interested.

I hope that you all will find it useful and - even - entertaining.
In retrospect I would probably have done some things differently.
On the whole, however, I'm satisfied with the result.  I'm - of course -
dying to know what you think, both positively and negatively because
the book is intended to address similar issues to those discussed in
this list.

Although the book won't be available until April, I wanted to make
two offers.  Addison-Wesley will provide a FREE desk copy of the book
to any teacher or professor who thinks they may use it in a class or
seminar.  If you fit this category or know somebody who does, please
send the contact information to •••@••.•••.  If you are a journalist
or are in a position to review the book, Addison-Wesley can send you a
free copy as well.  Please send e-mail to Tiffany Moore (•••@••.•••)
if you are interested in a complimentary review copy.

-- Doug

PS.  Ordering information can be found at
Discount rates are available if you or your organization is interested
in purchasing multiple copies.  The table of contents for the book can
be found at

>>From the brochure:

New Community Networks, to be published in April 1996, is a unique
contribution to the literature on social uses of technology.  While
the book provides practical how-to advice, it also discusses the
rationale, concerns, and directions of the technology.  The first
section of the book is devoted to a discussion of the six core
values of the new community -- conviviality and culture; strong
democracy; education; health and well-being; economic opportunity,
equity, and sustainability; and communication and information --
and discusses some of the reasons why society needs to develop
community networks.  This section is followed by a discussion on
the social and political milieu in communities and the technology
that can support these systems.  The steps that developers should
undertake, and the issues that they need to face in the future are
the subjects of the last two chapters.

New Community Networks should be read by government officials,
librarians, computer scientists, policy analysts, educators and
students, social service administrators, students, journalists,
software developers, social and political activists, and in fact,
by anybody concerned about our communities and the uses of technology
in our society.

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