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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - <email@example.com> is the temporary home of the nettime-l list while desk.nl rebuilds its list-serving machine. please continue to send messages to <firstname.lastname@example.org> and your commands to <email@example.com>. nettime-l-temp should be active for approximately 2 weeks (11-28 Jun 99). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Subject: Community Technology Reivew Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 16:11:30 -0800 From: "cisler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> CC: nettime <email@example.com> CTCNet and the Association For Community Networking have put together a special issue on policy and public access issues. Editors Peter Miller, Richard Civille and Dirk Koning are pleased to release: "Communications Policy on the Front Lines -- Ideas for Change" Community Technology Review Special Combined Issue A joint publication of the Community Technology Centers' Network (CTCNet), the Association For Community Networking (AFCN), and the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) with voices of activists and analysts from over twenty states around the country and Canada. This special web version of the 56 page hard copy Community Technology Review contains over 400 active links to external websites, email addresses, listserv subscriptions, and more! In the Introduction, CTCNet Executive Director Holly Carter, AFCN President Amy Borstrom, and ACM Executive Director Bunnie Riedel say: "We have more in common than not when it comes to our desire to shape national telecommunications policies which ensure that low-income, inner city, minority, and rural constituencies have not only a seat at the table, but a voice that counts. We also share a critical understanding of the profound impact of public policy and offer this publication as a stepping stone to joint action." In the Review Ann Wrixon, Leslie Harris, Aki Namioka, Tony Wilhelm, Audrie Krause, Barry Forbes, and others highlight the potential power of community organizations to influence municipal, state, and federal legislatures and regulatory agencies and shape the outcome of new corporate telephone and cable mergers and other key issues. Anne McFarland, Jamie McClelland, Phil Shapiro, and Sheva Nerad provide key library- community perspectives. Terry Grunwald, Cary Williams, and Lauren-Glenn Davitian describe emerging state-level strategies, and Sue Buske, Pierre Clark, Autumn Labbe-Renault, Kara Harris, and Fred Williams provide pictures of local activities that bring this right down to the neighborhood level. Arthur Harvey, Fred Johnson, Mary Lester, and Jon Darling provide special perspectives on rural telecommunications issues and practices. Wally Siembab, Ken Pigg, Ron Burnett, Seongcheol Kim, and Lawrence Hecht describe the rise of new public spheres of possibilities. Steve Cisler, Jessica Brown, Ryan Turner, and Carl Kucharski round our efforts by helping provide a variety of relevant resources. These contributions by some three dozen writers paint a powerful impression of the current "state of play" as several generations of public interest technology activists converge. http://www.civicnet.org/comtechreview/ for the free online version. You can also order a print version. Steve Cisler 4415 Tilbury Drive, San Jose, CA 95130 firstname.lastname@example.org http://home.inreach.com/cisler (408) 379 9076 "There are some places where the road keeps going." -Bud Parker.