More about technology…

The National AA Technology Workshop ( see http://www.naatw.org/ ) is made up of people from varying backgrounds in service and varying geographic regions. There seems to be a growing realization that Alcoholics Anonymous is somehow moving into a technological age, but we are not sure what form that we might, or ought to take.

NAATW has published The 12 Statements of Technology

  1. We suggest implementing technology where it supports our primary purpose of carrying the message to the alcoholic who still suffers
  2. We are responsible and assess value when using self-support funds for technology initiatives
  3. We are responsible where anonymity is more vulnerable to a wider audience with increased speed or new sensation
  4. An informed group conscience is paramount to technology decision-making
  5. We strive to understand where Individual versus Group values are different
  6. We perform due diligence and rely on demonstrable A.A. experience
  7. We record non-technical requirements before making technology choices
  8. We take care to understand the property value and legal implications of technology used for A.A. purposes before making binding decisions
  9. We are responsible for transparency in discovery, process, & implementation
  10. We use technology to make information available, not to limit it
  11. We communicate and support the intended service level
  12. We consider how best to Pass it On
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