|Computer-mediated communication in a CoHousing community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: NEVETS2 (NEVETS2aol.com)|
|Date: Mon, 27 Jun 94 22:12 CDT|
Responding to the discussion of using the elements of a BBS system to help a community function. These elements are Email Conferencing Archiving materials in a "library" Chatting Unless a community wanted to "hardwire" itself into a network (probably not a bad idea to do at the construction statge even if it went unused for years) they could use a cheap commercial BBS system to achieve the same technological objective. The BBS system would have to work off someone's personal computer. Others would have to check regularly to "see" (online, not physical) that all was well. Access could be by calling from any house to the line with the BBS for the minute or two it took to exchange info and hang up. The phone line that the host Computer was on would probably have to be installed and paid for by the community. But I'm sure that even as close as CoHousing communities are, they DO sometimes communicate using that impersonal tool - the telephone. Well, using a BBS is just an extension of calling a community member and picking-up/leaving a message, only much more functional and convenient. Am I making sense to anyone? I know at least one Kibbutz that's soon to install a system like this. Steve Weinberg
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