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Sep 28, 1996 03:13 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
Dear Doss, Well now, this is why some od us got together and started Theosophy International - it meets all the non-hierarchical and non-power-struggle criteria. Shame you don't join us - many of the list subscribers belong, as you know. Alan :-) In message <Pine.BSD/.3.91.960928001757.11026Aemail@example.com>, "m.k. ramadoss" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes > >Recently, the Boston Computer Society, the largest computer user group in >the US with about 18,000 members shut itself down because it suddenly >found that members are using the Internet for meeting the needs that the >Society used to. > >A former board member said that people used to be drawn to the society as >a place to share ideas, information, and comaraderie. One of the major >things that fulfilled these is the Internet. The President of >Philadelphia Association of Computer Users feels that Computer Neophytes >were drawn to these groups as a way to get information quickly. > >This changing landscape raises a very important question. Can this >phenomenon not spread to other organizations including Theosophical ones, >thus eliminating the need for an organization with a formal structure -- >and of course all the political wranglings and intrigues and >exploitation (in the areas of physical and "spiritual".) I will not be >surprised if the Internet Juggernaught spells a deathblow to >organizations as we know it. As one interested in the rise and fall of >organizational structures, the whole question is fascinating. > >Just thought I should share the above thoughts. > >MK Ramadoss > --------- Homepage: http://www.nellie2.demon.co.uk/ THEOSOPHY INTERNATIONAL: Ancient Wisdom for a New Age: TI@nellie2.demon.co.uk, and from homepage above.