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Re: glenn gould and pen pals
In a message dated 6/4/99 4:43:51 PM Mountain Daylight Time, email@example.com
Some people don't trust this medium because any discussion other than
real-time is (for these people) not "real" human interaction. Others
would argue that real-time is an artificial and pesky
restriction...internet discussion at its own pace is absolutely real (and
ideal for some). Some people say things online that they would never say
face-to-face; is that good or bad, real or unreal? The fact that some
discussions are archived also affects the interaction.
The medium is still new enough that it hasn't yet been studied much at
theoretical levels. That makes this a potentially good diss topic....
Interesting topic. I much prefer the internet over "real time" interactions.
It offers safety and purity of discussion without distractions.