Cooperating with Computers
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During the past few years, groups of people in community organizations who are knowledgeable about computers have found a wide variety of ways of cooperating with each other and with their computers. The word which keeps recurring in the accounts of their experiences is “networks.” The term refers predominantly to networks of people, but more and more often refers also to networks of computer systems. So far, the main types of people and computer networks which seem to have arisen are those of volunteers who give freely of their professional or amateur computer expertise; voluntary organizations which provide a mixture of paid and unpaid computer services to their local communities; public bodies, such as libraries, which, despite tighter restrictions on public expenditure, are attempting to increase the computer-based services which they offer to the community; short-term computer projects in community education; and nonprofit-making organizations which attempt to use computers to meet the specific needs of their members.
KeywordsCommunity Organization Community Group Word Processing Community Education Adult Education
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