chapter  24
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- Collaboration Technologies

Computing and communication technologies have provided us with useful and powerful information resources, remote instruments, and tools for interacting with each other. These possibilities have also led to numerous social and organizational effects. These tools are of course just the latest in a long line of modern technologies that have changed human experience. Television and radio long ago broadened our awareness of and interest in activities all over the world. The telegraph and telephone enabled new forms of organization to emerge. The new technologies of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) are giving us greater geographical and temporal ¥exibility in carrying out our activities. They have also given us new modes of socializing.