Questions on Schon, Sanyal and Mitchell ch 15-16


1)     351-2 What was the first meaning of community computing? How did that change? What does Beamish see as the most useful definition?

2)     353 Explain the two primary categories for approaches to community computing.

3)     354-5 What does the name “Stockyard Area” in Cleveland OH suggest about their current economic status? How did the Stockyard Association approach the access problem?

4)     355-6 What are the advantages and disadvantages to public access computing centers?

5)     356 What barriers arise in school computing?

6)     357-8 Describe how some community computing projects have tailored their service to particular sectors of the population.

7)     359 What is elctronic redlining?

8)     359-60 What is disappointing about the Blackburg VA case, and encouraging about NetDay?

9)     361 Why is content particularly important for community computing as internet access costs drop?

10)362-3 What have community computing projects done to focus on communication?

11)364-7 How does Beamish summarize the problems for community computing?

12)373 What was the purpose of the colloquium that launched this book? What barrier arose in meeting its goals?

13)374 Why were the activists enthusiastic about adopting IT – was it all just strategizing about how to get funding and looking “up to date?”

14)375-6 What are the two essential attributes of IT, and how do they relate to helping low-income communities?

15)377-9 What access issues arise in attempting to provide IT to low-income communities?

16)380-3 In what ways are current US government policies on IT inadequate?

17)384 In devising new IT policy, what cautions should be observed?

18)384-90 Summarize the five IT policy recommendations of the colloquium.