ERIC Number: EJ515918
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Technology, Community, and Technical Communication on the Internet: The Lotus "MarketPlace" and Clipper Chip Controversies.
Gurak, Laura J.
Journal of Business and Technical Communication, v10 n1 p81-99 Jan 1996
States that computer-mediated communication on the Internet offers new challenges and opportunities for technical communication. Describes the cases of Lotus "MarketPlace" and the Clipper chip to illustrate the specialized nature of technical communities on the Internet. Suggests that when technical messages are not overly complex, reposting may widen community appeal but also risks promotion of inaccurate information. (PA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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