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1 Technology Organizing

2 Computer Communication Tendencies

3 Decentralization

4 Computer Communication Tendencies Decentralization Customization

5 Computer Communication Tendencies Decentralization Customization Linkages made fragile and temporary

6 Computer Communication Tendencies Decentralization Customization Linkages made fragile and temporary Hardware translated to software

7 Computer Communication Tendencies Decentralization Customization Linkages made fragile and temporary Hardware translated to software everything is connected

8 Computer Communication Tendencies Decentralization Customization Linkages made fragile and temporary Hardware translated to software everything is connected A new biological metaphor

9 Computer Communication Effects

10 De-industrialization

11 Computer Communication Effects De-industrialization Globalization

12 Computer Communication Effects De-industrialization Globalization Virtual Companies

13 Computer Communication Effects De-industrialization Globalization Virtual Companies Dynamic Employer-Worker Arrangements

14 Computer Communication Effects De-industrialization Globalization Virtual Companies Dynamic Employer-Worker Arrangements Contracting-out

15 Computer Communication Effects Workplace Education

16 Computer Communication Effects The Imaginary Workplace

17 Computer Communication Effects The Imaginary Workplace A workplace of unlimited resources

18 Computer Communication Effects The Imaginary Workplace A workplace of unlimited resources based on creativity

19 Computer Communication Effects The Imaginary Workplace A workplace of unlimited resources based on creativity which can produce full employment

20 Computer Communication Effects The Imaginary Workplace A workplace of unlimited resources based on creativity which can produce full employment and is predicated on democracy in the workplace.

21 Computer Communication Effects Education in the Imaginary Workplace

22 Computer Communication Effects Education in the Imaginary Workplace workers become Learners

23 Computer Communication Effects Education in the Imaginary Workplace workers become Learners life-long training and education

24 Computer Communication Effects Education in the Imaginary Workplace workers become Learners life-long training and education computer-based distance education

25 Computer Communication Effects Education in the Imaginary Workplace workers become Learners life-long training and education computer-based distance education more private educational activity than public

26 Predicting Technologies

27 Entertainment and toy industry

28 Predicting Technologies Entertainment and toy industry Corporate existence

29 Predicting Technologies Entertainment and toy industry Corporate existence Democratic communities

30 Predicting Technologies Entertainment and toy industry Corporate existence Democratic communities The Internet

31 Predicting Technologies Entertainment and toy industry Corporate existence Democratic communities The Internet Linux

32 Predicting Technologies A period of rapid change

33 Predicting Technologies A period of rapid change The 90s Gold Rush

34 Predicting Technologies A period of rapid change The 90s Gold Rush Fast change means societies are easily deflected

35 Predicting Technologies A period of rapid change The 90s Gold Rush Fast change means societies are easily deflected Same arguments for laissez-faire capitalism

36 Predicting Technologies A period of rapid change The 90s Gold Rush Fast change means societies are easily deflected Same arguments for laissez-faire capitalism We have to learn how to confront change

37 Predicting Technologies The technologies which exists today

38 Predicting Technologies The technologies which exists today are hazy prototypes of what will appear tomorrow.

39 The Internet will disappear.

40 Speaking of the Internet in 2002 is like speaking about the Electricity in 1902.

41 The Internet The Internet is an enabling, multi-purpose technology.

42 The Internet The Internet is an enabling, multi-purpose technology. This means many more technologies are headed our way.

43 The Internet The book enabled:

44 The Internet The book enabled: Literacy Grammar The Reformation National borders Capital markets The Industrial Revolution Unions

45 The Internet Electricity spawned:

46 The Internet Electricity spawned: Telegraph Light bulb Telephone Movies Radio TV

47 What will the Internet bring?

48 We are not building the Internet.

49 We are building a new Electronic Society.

50 Will unions be part of this New Electronic Society?

51 Will unions be part of this New Electronic Society? Yes. If they participate in the design of new technologies.

52 Engineering Definition of Technology:

53 Engineering Definition of Technology: Technologies are tools used to solve problems

54 An Organizers Definition of Technology:

55 An Organizers Definition of Technology: Technologies are tools used by groups of people to solve problems.

56 Technology Organizing

57 Technology Organizing is the bringing together of people and tools to solve problems

58 Technology Organizing is the bringing together of people and tools to solve problems and uncover democratic potentialities in technologies.

59 The technological infrastructure present today is the result of choices made by decision- makers.

60 All technologies have within them multiple potentialities.

61 It is the job of the technology organizer to help uncover democratic potentialities in technologies and point to an alternative civilization.

62 Purpose of Technology Organizing: To help people involved in technological communities to gain a sense of their power and uncover democratic potentialities

63 How? How? By training technology organizers in workplaces, unions and communities.

64 Technology Organizer Training includes: Participatory Design principles Technological forecasting Understanding existing technologies People-organizing techniques

65 Technology Organizers fight for technological rights.

66 Technological Rights include: Being involved in the design of technologies in the workplace. Privacy - no or telephone monitoring. Training in the use of workplace technologies. Health and safety protection -- - especially stress. Participation in publically-funded research

67 One of the most important jobs of the Technology Organizer is to learn general lessons from the application of one technology to be applied to the next new technology.

68 Electronic Unions

69 Local unions created for particular projects Based on actors unions? Organize knowledge workers Give away customized information Workers electronic help desks Pensions for all workers hourly accumulation

70 Electronic Unions Direct, customized relations with members Share instructors between unions for distance education Build databases of information on employers Directories of activists by interests and activities Hypertext contracts with rationales and history for all current and desired clauses

71 Electronic Unions Strengthen International Organizations: ICFTU Global Unions: PSI, IMF, and others International Labour Organization and the ILOs Workers Bureau (ACTRAV)

72 Electronic Unions Grand Projects

73 Electronic Unions Grand Projects International Labour College

74 Electronic Unions Grand Projects International Labour College The Crystal Labour Encyclopedia

75 Electronic Unions Grand Projects International Labour College The Crystal Labour Encyclopedia The Internet CourseReader

76 An educational computer communications program

77 The Internet CourseReader An educational computer communications program Designed by unionists for group work

78 The Internet CourseReader An educational computer communications program Designed by unionists for group work Helps solves problems due to: High Internet costs Undependable electricity Expensive telephone connections

79 The Internet CourseReader

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81 Internet

82 The Internet CourseReader Internet

83 The Internet CourseReader Internet

84 The Internet CourseReader

85 Internet

86 The Internet CourseReader Internet

87 The Internet CourseReader Internet

88 The Internet CourseReader Internet

89 The Internet CourseReader Internet

90 The Internet CourseReader

91 Internet

92 The Internet CourseReader Internet

93 The Internet CourseReader Internet

94 The Internet CourseReader

95 Developed as Open Source Software

96 The Internet CourseReader Developed as Open Source Software Free of charge

97 The Internet CourseReader Developed as Open Source Software Free of charge Source Code available for programmers

98 The Internet CourseReader Developed as Open Source Software Free of charge Source Code available for programmers Translatable

99 The Internet CourseReader Developed as Open Source Software Free of charge Source Code available for programmers Translatable Freely distributable

100 The Internet CourseReader Developed as Open Source Software Free of charge Source Code available for programmers Translatable Freely distributable Foundation of an international union-owned, union-designed educational computer communications network

101 Whats YOUR Project?

102 Solidarity Forever


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