Faculty Publications

Title

Community computing and the computing community

Document Type

Conference

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Proceedings ACM SIGUCCS User Services Conference

Volume

Part F129500

First Page

35

Last Page

39

Abstract

We explore briefly the historical notion of community, and indicate how technology is changing our view of what constitutes a community. We then examine the kinds of value (information, communication and service) that can be and "ought to" be delivered over computer networks, and suggest adaptations of current network structures that could deliver these values effectively and efficiently. The focus will be on the local geographical community, and on the nature of interconnections between local communities. Finally, we consider technological and social challenges inherent in providing community computing and networking.

Original Publication Date

10-16-1994

DOI of published version

10.1145/196355.196396

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