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Oct 01, 1996 10:12 PM
by Bee Brown
At 12:02 PM 01/10/96 -0400, you wrote: >On Tue, 1 Oct 1996, Ann E. Bermingham wrote: > >> Doss: >> >The TS, when inaugurated in 1875, was designed on the basis of a formal >> >pyramidal organizational structure . . . <snip> >> >So from the needs of Theosophists, I am wondering whether the TS is going >> >to be a overtaken by Internet based communication and interaction. . . <snip> >> >> Hasn't the TSA already made the move in that direction with the creation of the >> National Lodge? Also, they plan to have electronic study groups, bulletin board >> and chat group. > > I hope all the plans work. >> But there would have to a decentralization of power and less central control to >> make it work in the way you are speaking of. More local control and less at the >> top. > The way Internet is evolving is - no control at any level - top >or bottom. > >> >> >Theos-l is pioneering in this direction and has already helped a lot of >> >us to discuss various items in a world wide forum, and all this has been >> >made possible by one person who saw the need -- John E Mead. My salute to >> >him. I forsee theos-l participating to mushroom in the years to come. >> >> Since I was 5 years old, I always fancied myself a pioneer - that was when Davy >> Crockett was the rage. : - ) But every person that starts something on the >> Internet, whether it be a web page, mailing list or newsgroup is participating >> in the beginnings of a world-wide network of communication. >> >> The atomic mushrooming of this list still depends, IMHO, on several things. >> Number one, the availability of computers and modems. 2: Computer literacy, >> probably found in greater numbers in those just entering kindergarden. 3: The >> quality and quantity of discussion on this list. >> >> The prediction of this list going mega may be premature. Let's just see what >> happens. > > > I am an eternal optimist. However we all have to wait and see >what and how these things develop. > > Thanks for your thoughtful comments. > > MK Ramadoss > Bee writes. I have much to bless the Internet for in my year long participation. I have discovered many new people and topics of interest. One hint leads to another and next thing I find myself on a discussion list for General Semantics and there I find people with knowledge of my latest interest in the books of Vitvan. I now have written to the School and have learned some interesting things that I would never have known before the Internet came my way. It is exciting getting my mail each morning to see what comes up next. > Bee Brown Member Theosophy NZ, TI. There cannot be a crisis today; my schedule is already full.