Internet and TS
Jul 21, 2008 05:42 AM
For over a decade, I have been repeatedly writing about the huge opportunity
that Internet presents for TS and Theosophy. The most elementary and easiest
and most extensively used application is e-mail. (Even people who do not own
a computer and Internet, use e-mail from public libraries.) This can and
should be very effectively and inexpensively used for communication between
organizations and their members around the world.
The indications based on the crumbs we have seen during electioneering for
the International President shows that many of the top elite around the
world are extensively using e-mail for multi-way communication between
themselves. But the same has not happened between the organizations and the
membership. Organizations are still clinging to the print media, and the
communication is one way and news items which are too late are old news.
Since most of the leadership are quite old, we can understand their not
being able to fully comprehend the immense opportunity that Internet has
presented itself to the world, which includes TS. If they do not wake up
soon, we may have to wait until they are replaced by the current generation
which has grown up with computers and Internet, which may take several
decades since all the systems have been fine tuned so younger leadership
cannot quickly move up. This will be a great missed opportunity.
Here are a few quotes from a recent news article:
? Robinson is now 106 - that's 35 years older than McCain - and she began
using the Internet at 98, at the Barclay Friends home in West Chester, Pa.,
where she lives. "I started to learn because I wanted to e-mail my family,"
she says - in an e-mail message, naturally.
? Why do most of us - 73 percent of Americans - use the Internet? The top
three reasons are, in order, e-mail, informational searches, and finding a
map or driving directions.
Read the full article at:
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