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20 September 2006


Jay Fienberg

It's interesting that you focus on the community aspect of this. I think there's a structural difference between community-based organizations and corporate-based organizations.

While communities can thrive in and / or around a corporate organization, the corporate structure can and often does inhibit the community from being responsible for the corporation, e.g., the corporation, as a legal entity with financial means, can (through any of it's offices) engage in activities that conflict with the interests of the community.

I think one of the big questions that's become (more) evident through network technologies is: how much can the role of the corporation be reduced to a minimal structure of service to a larger community? And, in particular, one of the tricky issues seems to be around finding the balance between corporate needs for privateness vs community needs for publicness.

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