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Re: Theos-World Internet and aged TS leadership

Jul 01, 2009 09:24 PM
by Drpsionic

It isn't the typing that is the problem.  It is staying out of the  
bathroom long enough to turn on the computer.
Chuck the heretic
In a message dated 7/1/2009 9:19:37 P.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:


mmmmh and I think we decided that if one can type one can  email.


>From: MKR <_mkr777@gmail.mkr_ ( >
>To:  theos-talk <_theos-talk@yahoogrotheos-t_ 
( >
>Sent:  Wednesday, 1 July, 2009 11:11:15 PM
>Subject: Theos-World Internet and  aged TS leadership
>Internet and  aged TS leadership
>It looks like it is high time that we  organize an intensive workshop to
>educate the wisdom-full, elderly  theosophical leaders about Internet tools
>and their potential to help  TS and theosophy. While everyone has used 
>at one time or other,  still it appears they are behind the curve and thus
>losing precious  opportunity and time to rejuvenate our efforts to spread
>theosophy and  better engage in multi-mode with membership. While we all 
>that  email was extensively used by many of the leaders in the  nomination
>planning behind the scenes and execution and subsequent  electioneering,
>still there is a very wide gap in communication between  the leaders and 
>ordinary members. Leaders are absent from  cyberspace.
>About a decade ago, I saw in the USA, first hand,  the reluctance and
>resistance to use fast inexpensive electronic mode  of communication and
>still stuck to pencil and paper technology. This  can be attributed only to
>the aged leaders who still could not  understand modern technology and how 
>can contribute to cost savings  and efficiency.
>A funny recent comment on theos-talk mentioned  about how, last year, the
>email in-boxes of the International Secretary  and International Treasurer
>getting filled up. At international level,  what else do you expect. You 
>get numerous email because it is  cheap, quick and efficient. And members
>will use it to contact these  officers and send information and
>correspondence. There are ways to  deal with large volumes of email and all
>you need to do is to talk to  someone who knows how. Or just post a message
>on theos-talk (which is  free!) and you will be inundated with help from
>members from around the  world. I suspect when this comment was made, both
>the offices were  filled with very old people who have not used email much.
>It is a  pitiful and sad situation for an organization which is to be at  
>forefront. Also, India, which is supplying IT talent world-wide,  has 
>local talent to help. Only one has to ask for  help.
>We have had a lot of hair-splitting discussion about the  rules and how 
>need to be tweaked or changed even though such  changes will not help the
>basic membership problems, use of Internet  technology for multi-mode
>communication should be on top priority. Also  each section can do whatever
>they want because of the autonomy that is  guaranteed by the organizational
>setup of TS. Let hope that the aged  leaders wake up and show up  in
>Visit www.theosophy.  net and enjoy
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