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RE: [ba-unrev-talk] Edge: Howard Rheingold on Smart Mobs

One paragraph caught my attention as being particularly relevant to our
efforts:    (01)

On the other hand, when cooperation breaks out, civilizations advance and
the lives of citizens improve. This is the big opportunity of smart mobs.
Language, the alphabet, cities, the printing press did not eliminate poverty
or injustice, but they did make it possible for groups of people to create
cooperative enterprises such as science and democracy that increased the
health, welfare, and liberty of many.    (02)

He is talking about tools that enable cooperation - they don't, themselves,
solve the world's problems, but they do empower those who are willing to
try.    (03)

Thanks,    (04)

Garold (Gary) L. Johnson    (05)

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Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2002 11:27 PM
To: ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org
Subject: [ba-unrev-talk] Edge: Howard Rheingold on Smart Mobs    (06)

Here's another item that describes the core ideas behind Howard
Rheingold's new book.  His book is shipping yet, but it should be soon.
He also has a thriving online community.    (07)

http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/rheingold/rheingold_print.html    (08)

http://www.rheingold.com/community.html    (09)

-- Grant Bowman                                <grantbow@grantbow.com>    (010)