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Re: [bytesforall_readers] media and IT

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  • Tapan S. Parikh
    Got your point. You are referring more to media the distribution channel rather than media the institution (aka the news and print media). In that case
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 30, 2002
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      Got your point. You are referring more to media the "distribution
      channel" rather than media the "institution" (aka the news and print
      media). In that case your point is well taken.

      -- Tapan

      > This is not, by the way, simply a philosophical discussion about the
      role
      > of the media in "promoting" IT. Since we are talking in part about
      media
      > technologies here as tools of development we should also recognize
      that
      > there are interesting potentials for connections between grassroots
      media
      > applications and what are today the "mainstream" media, as distant
      from
      > each other as they might seem on present evidence. In other words,
      part of
      > the work of development necessarily entails thinking about how
      social life
      > becomes mediated through new information technologies, not just
      thinking
      > about those technologies as simple 'providers' or 'channels' of
      > information.
      >
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