for non profit organisations in getting connected are
considerable, but even the greatest enthusiasts will usually
admit there are some barriers as well. If these are not
addressed new users may become discouraged.
These 'terrible T's' are
adapted from Terry Grunwald's 'Making the Net
- Technophobia - people
see machines as enemies
- Technology bugs -
equipment still isn't plug 'n play
- Technical support - too
- Training - usually too
- Tunnel vision - why
should we change?
- Territory -
organisations unwilling to share information
- Tolls on the information
highway - do benefits outweigh costs?
- Turnover of staff - can
we cope when the enthusiast leaves?
- Text - is there enough
useful information on the Net?
- Too little, too soon -
should we wait until others connect?
- Time - it takes
- Transition - it isn't
easy to integrate online work into an
- Techie vision -
development is often machine-led
*Making the Net Work is available