The Human Need for Community: Cyberspace or Face-to-Face?
Publication Date: July 2009
Author(s): David Kraemer
Series: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Culture; Technology; Modernity
Coverage: United States
The author muses on the human need for community and the 'charge' of crowds that explains why coffee shops proliferated along with personal computers, and why despite the continual development of audio-visual transmission technology, nothing will replace the experience of noise, color and hustle-bustle that the real thing offers.