pat walters

freelance journalist in memphis

net history

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Craig Newmark reflects on the long history of the Net. First, a few hundred years of Western history. Then this:

The modern Internet, however, is everyone’s printing press, particularly using those tools that require little or no technical knowledge to publish. Ordinary people are using the Net to work together to effect change. That is, the voice of the powerful and that of extremists is being replaced by the combined voice of moderates.

This is all about the distribution of information and, therefore, power. It’s about democracy. It’s damn exciting.


Written by patwalters

October 1, 2007 at 5:35 pm

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