Every Tool Shapes the Task:
Communities & the Information Highway

Ursula M. Franklin

every-tool-shapes-the-task-thumb5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 16 pp
saddle-stitched chapbook
ISBN 0-902999-30-1

“One does then have to look at another need for knowledge — that knowledge of why things do not get done that seem to be the appropriate, useful, honourable and decent thing to do … the real problem for any community group is to answer the question, what do you do … not about the gathering of knowledge, but rather about questions of structure and power and responsiblity.”

Dr. Ursula Franklin, a Quaker and a feminist, is particularly concerned about the social impact of technology as it affects issues of peace and justice. In this speech, she challenges community organizations working for social change to question whether the information highway is a road which willl really take them where they want to go.