Masthead Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine
ISSN 1076-027X / Volume 2, Number 12 / December 1, 1995 / Page 1

 Editor's Page
On Web publishing...


 The Vision of an Accomplished Webmaster
Chief Correspondent Chris Lapham interviews The New York Times Electronic Media Company's new Content Development Editor, Elizabeth Osder, about Web publishing. Osder talks about her experience developing such Web sites as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Yuckiest Site on the Internet.


 Internet Censors Close to Success
Howard Rheingold issues an alert about upcoming U.S. Congressional legislation regarding speech on the Internet.

 New Journal for Teachers of Writing on the Web to Launch Next Year
Kairos, a peer-reviewed journal for teachers, researchers and tutors of writing at the college and university level, will begin publication next year.


 Waiting for Congress
Amelia DeLoach sent an email survey to members of Congress. She's still waiting for a meaningful reply.

 Computer-Mediated Communication as the Cult of Tradition
Lisa Schmeiser explores how groups use the Web to promote causes and perpetuate philosophies by creating texts that serve as weapons and sole authorities.


 Book Review: The Apparent Convergence of Humans and Computers
In another look at Stephen Talbott's The Future Does Not Compute, James Dalziel agrees with Talbott's thesis that we are imparting our intelligence onto computers, but argues that more importantly, by consuming ourselves with computational metaphors, we are restricting our understanding of what it means to be fully human.

A suggestion for giving parents a tool for controlling access to adult material on the Net

 The Last Link: Bill's Excellent Adventures
John December wonders about Bill Gates' operating system, book, house, dreams of the future, and grasp on the present.

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