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    :: Friday, April 21, 2006 ::

    “Why the Internet Matters to Organized Labor,” the White Paper and the Ghost of Future Past - Part I. - By Wayne Langley, Communicate or Die
    The lesson I draw from this experience is how difficult it is to effect change from the inside. There is little support from the labor hierarchy for innovation of any kind that doesn’t originate from the top. Unfortunately for us, “controlled” creativity is far too slow to be a realistic strategy in the face of rapid technosocial change.

    Even though most Internationals eventually adopted many of the white paper suggestions regarding web sites they did so without any acknowledgement that a) the working group was dead-on, so nothing was learned about internal innovation, b) the adoption was too late to capture any significant technological opportunity and, c) with fear and dread of the democratic and interactive possibilities of the Internet.
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