[Air-l] ICE-T anyone

joana ro joanaro at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 5 03:03:07 PDT 2007

Exchanging goods, buying and selling is viewed as communication by
Luhmann isn't it?
Money as media, buying/selling as the act of communicating.
(Would have to go back to the texts to figure out where he says this though.)
Just because Luhmann said that, doesn't mean it isn't a real stretch
of course, just happened to think of him when reading your email.

Johanna Roering
Sfb War Experience
University of Tuebingen

On 7/5/07, Barry Wellman <wellman at chass.utoronto.ca> wrote:
> A group of us have been studying Chapleau, northern Ontario. We have
> discovered that in addition to the I and the C of ICT, the folks there use
> the Internet more than urbanites to find out about -- and to order --
> goods. Sorta like the Sears or the Eatons catalog of old that served rural
> areas. Some may even sell on eBay, etc -- we'll check on that this fall.
> Altho you might argue that browsing the net for goods is "Information", it
> would be a real stretch to say that actually buying and selling goods is
> info (or comm). Hence, we propose the new acronym, ICE-T, for Information,
> Communication and Exchange Technologies.*
> Before I/we go too far with this, what do you think?
> *Not to be confused with the actor/rapper or the tilting German train,
> much less that heavily sweetened stuff I get in the US South.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICE-T
> PS: Happy Canada Day to all.
>  Barry Wellman
>  _______________________________________________________________________
>   S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC              NetLab Director
>   Centre for Urban & Community Studies           University of Toronto
>   455 Spadina Avenue    Toronto Canada M5S 2G8     fax:+1-416-978-7162
>   wellman at chass.utoronto.ca   http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman
>              For fun -- updating songs, movies and history:
>              http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php
>           Elvis wouldn't be singing Return to Sender these days
>  _______________________________________________________________________
> _______________________________________________
> The air-l at listserv.aoir.org mailing list
> is provided by the Association of Internet Researchers http://aoir.org
> Subscribe, change options or unsubscribe at: http://listserv.aoir.org/listinfo.cgi/air-l-aoir.org
> Join the Association of Internet Researchers:
> http://www.aoir.org/

More information about the Air-L mailing list