It’s not about the technology, It’s about the people

In the euphoria of new gadgets and high-tech seduction, it is easy to forget that the purpose of any new technology is to expand our humaness. To augment our own human capabilities in order to realize ourselves and our communities more fully.

Communnication tools that isolate, alienate, separate and segregate fail to realize the potential that exists in all of these rapidly developing tools and mechanisms to decentralize control to leverage the power of p2p and distributed networks towards richer lives, stronger communities, and a better world is hard and mindful work.

A magnificent human being who understood this and spread the work of the transformative power of communication died yesterday. Dirk Koning of the Grand Rapids Community Media Center will be missed.

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