EVERY TOOL SHAPES THE TASK: Communities & the Information Highway

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by Ursula Franklin
5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 16 pp
saddle-stitched chapbook
ISBN 0-902999-30-1
1996

“One does then have to look at another need for knowledge — that knowledge of why things do not get done that seem to be the appropriate, useful, honourable and decent thing to do … the real problem for any community group is to answer the question, what do you do … not about the gathering of knowledge, but rather about questions of structure and power and responsibility.”

Dr. Ursula Franklin, a Quaker and a feminist, is particularly concerned about the social impact of technology as it affects issues of peace and justice. In this speech, she challenges community organizations working for social change to question whether the information highway is a road which will really take them where they want to go.

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Every Tool Shapes the Task Communities and the Info Highway