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Title: The world we want: Emerging communities, emerging information
Author(s): Garrett, John R.
Subject(s): Community networks
Abstract: I will argue here that distributed digital information, seamlessly integrated into a comprehensive National Information Infrastructure, is essential to realizing Rorty's secular, communitarian vision: the creation and sharing of knowledge about what it means to be "merely human." But creating the infrastructure will also require creating a version, at least, of Rorty's democratic community. I believe that this will depend, in large measure, on the ability of the many organizations and interest groups in the information universe to transcend their narrow, absolute views of past, present, and future, and create if only for a little while the integrated, democratic communities that Rorty envisions: communities of experimentation, communities of trust.
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: Garrett, J.R. (1994) The world we want: Emerging communities, emerging information. In Ann P. Bishop (ed) Emerging communities : integrating networked information into library services [papers presented the 1993 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 4-6, 1993]: 184-191.
Series/Report: Emerging communities : integrating networked information into library services [papers presented the 1993 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing, April 4-6, 1993]
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/363
ISBN: 0-87845-094-7
ISSN: 0069-4789
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-03-18
 

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