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Atlanta Chapter

July 18, 2000
Meeting Abstract

Uncivilized Technology

Jay Bookman
Associate Editorial Page Editor
Atlanta Journal and Constitution


The biggest social challenge of the next 20 years will be to "civilize" the new technologies now coming on line. The Internet, the computer, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and other powerful new tools all have to be adapted to preserve human values such as privacy and economic and social equity. Jay Bookman, Associate Editorial Page Editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will share insights on the potential impacts of future computing technology, based on his outstanding series of articles "The Human, Wired" which were published last spring.


Jay Bookman is associate editorial page editor of The Atlanta Constitution, specializing in state politics and environmental and technology-related issues. He also writes a regular column on urban-growth and development issues.

Bookman has twice been recognized as the nation's outstanding editorial writer, and is also a past winner of the annual Eugene Pulliam Fellowship, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Bookman is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with degrees in history and journalism. He has lived in Atlanta since 1990, and previously worked for newspapers in Washington state, Nevada and Massachusetts. He is married with two daughters.

Meeting Location:

July 18, 2000 at 7:00 p.m.
Bell South Tower
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