Dafne (et al),
Thank you very much for your insights on this matter. I'm finding these
discussion fascinating and the interaction wonderful I suppose, however,
one could go one step further and ask if one always (again consciously)
"decides to join" a CoP. In the case of an e-list or something like WIA
there are indeed conscious steps required to join. But in the whole range
of CoP's we have been discussing, most of which are not online, how one
becomes a member may be much more nebulous.
But perhaps all this is moving too far away from the "goal" of our
discussion on online CoP's. I've just been trying to fray the edges a bit.
PS. Please keep in mind that all we newbies still need to pass through the
"learn-by-doing" phase!!! : )