The PEN Project in Santa Monica: Interactive Communication, Equality, and Political Action

@article{Rogers1994ThePP,
  title={The PEN Project in Santa Monica: Interactive Communication, Equality, and Political Action},
  author={Everett M. Rogers and Lori Collins-Jarvis and Joseph Schmitz},
  journal={JASIS},
  year={1994},
  volume={45},
  pages={401-410}
}
An electronic communication system, especially if it is designed to accommodate open access via public terminals can allow information-disadvantaged groups (such as the homeless, and women) to exchange relevant information and engage in political action. The Public Electronic Network (PEN), a free computer-based messaging system available to Santa Monica, CA residents, allowed homeless and “homed” individuals to meet around the issue of homelessness. These meetings eventually led to… CONTINUE READING

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