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Net Worth, net Work



Now, kiddies, don't forget to swallow your milk before you read this.

Don't want to blow it all out your nose...

Cheers,
Bob

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Date: Fri, 22 Aug 1997 00:09:08 -0700
From: Susan Evoy <[email protected]>
Subject: Net Worth, Net Work (2)- with directions

[...]

Please feel free to forward this to colleagues who may be interested in the
topics of this conference.

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Computer Professionals for Social Responsibilty
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Net Worth, Net Work:
Technology & Values for the Digital Age

Saturday and Sunday
October 4 & 5
University of California - Berkeley
Dwinelle Hall

The "information highway" as a business model has generated major questions
concerning privacy, security and free speech. It's clear that digitization
does
more than just turn analog activities into ones and zeroes. Many aspects of
our
society are greatly affected -- how we conduct business and how we work. This
conference will focus on the burgeoning digital economy, especially its impact
on wealth and jobs.

We are moving into a new era for the workplace and some believe that we are
reaching "the end of work," as we know it. This change has been compared by
some
to the social impact of the industrial revolution. The "digital revolution" is
leading to both predictable and unforeseen transformations. Net Worth, Net
Work:
Technology & Values for the Digital Age will explore the many aspects of this
epic social transformation.

THE CONFERENCE AGENDA

PANELS:
Saturday, October 4
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

THE TECHNOLOGIES OF RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS
What are the technologies that will make digital commerce work in a socially
responsible manner? Nathaniel Borenstein of First Virtual and a panel of
digital
commerce experts will present an overview of the tools of the digital age and
freewheeling discussion of their responsible use.

ACCESS FOR ALL
New technologies are rapidly changing what people need to know to compete
effectively in the job market. It is increasingly evident that the technology
revolution threatens to leave whole populations behind --despite improved
access
to computers in our communities. Many predict the long-term result will be
a new
generation of Americans mired in low-paying, menial jobs. This panel,
organized
by Madeline Stanionis of Access to Software for All People (ASAP), will
explore
access to technology as the basis for economic opportunity.

FAIRLY FREE: Compensating Creators and Maximizing Access
As the slogan goes, "information wants to be free" -- and in digital
technologies there is a plethora of information. Computer libertarians
sometimes
find themselves at odds with commercial publishers, and in a sometimes uneasy
relationship with creators -- writers, photographers, graphic artists -- who
want to be fairly compensated when others profit from their work. What is the
public's stake in translating traditional principles of copyright, piracy and
fair use into the media environment of the 21st century?

SHOW ME THE MONEY
The economics of the digital age are quite different from that of our waning
industrial world. From the "market of one" to global banking, value is no
longer
measured in tons or shiploads, but in much more difficult to measure units
like
"attention" and "clickstream." Speculation about the future in this area
rivals
some of the greatest science fiction ever written. The question is not only
where are we going, but is there anything we do about it?

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Saturday, October 4
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
GALA EVENT
Berkeley Conference Center
2105 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Cocktail reception honoring Dr. PETER NEUMANN, 1997 recipient of CPSR's
Norbert
Wiener Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of Risk and
Reliability in Computer Science.  Reception tickets may be purchased without
registering for the conference, for $30.
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Sunday, October 5
9:00 a.m. -12 noon
WORKSHOPS: EXPLORING DIGITAL COMMERCE
Twelve workshops will give hands-on information on such topics as creating
community access; how will we work in the digital workplace;  how will we
define
work-value and compensation; and many more important issues.

For updated conference information, check our conference webpage at:
http://www.cpsr.org/dox/home.html

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Sunday, October 5
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CPSR ANNUAL MEETING
FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE

         Reports from the CPSR board and staff.
         Envisioning our Future - CPSR's Strategic Plan

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Conference Sponsors

Corporate:
Interval Research Corporation
Internet Travel Network
Pacific Bell

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Department of Computer Science, UCB
School of Information Management and Systems, UCB
International Computer Science Institute
National Writer's Union
Access to Software for All People
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AIR:  United Airlines is the official airline of the conference.
For a discount rate, call 800-521-4041 and refer to Meeting ID Code: 520YA

HOTEL:  Some rooms have been reserved at the Shattuck Hotel, in downtown
Berkeley, a few blocks from the campus at $69 for Singles, and $79 for
Doubles,
plus 12% tax.  To reserve, call by September 19th.
Call in CA: 800-742-8825, Out-of-State: 800-237-5359, and refer to CPSR.

DIRECTIONS:  University of California - Berkeley visitor and parking
information
is available at:
http://www.urel.berkeley.edu/urel_1/VisitorsCenter/visitor.html.

PARKING:  Parking on weekends is $3 (all in quarters in most lots) per day in
any parking area not posted as "restricted."  Parking behind Dwinelle Hall can
be reached from Oxford Street by taking Cross Campus Drive (between Center
Street and Allston Way).  A campus parking map is available at:
http://geogweb.berkeley.edu/CampusMaps.html.

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REGISTRATION

Name_________________________________________________________

Address_______________________________________________________

City_________________________________  State________  Zip___________

Telephone__(_____)_________________ E-mail _________________________________

Payment method:
Check___Visa___MC___  Card #________________________________  Exp. Date_____


                                Pre- registration (By 9/26)   Late or On site

CPSR members                            $65______                 $75______
Non member                              $90______                $100______
New or Reactivating CPSR membership
   & registration                       $95______                $105______

Low income/student                      $30______                  $35______

Wiener Award Ceremony
    rate for conference registrants     $5______                   $10______
OR to attend without registering for conference  $30 _______

Additional donation to further CPSR's work       $________

                        Total enclosed:          $________

Scholarships available in limited quantity.  Contact CPSR for information.

Send completed registration form with payment to:
CPSR, P.O. Box 717, Palo Alto, CA  94302

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> Susan Evoy   *   Deputy Director
> http://www.cpsr.org/home.html
> Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility
> P.O. Box 717  *  Palo Alto  *  CA *  94302
> Phone: (650) 322-3778    *   Fax: (650) 322-4748     *   Email:
>[email protected]

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