Saturday, 5 May 2012

Internet what does it mean?

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The two most interesting unwritten history books are: 


The History of Anti-Racism 1945-2012 


and 


The Social and Cultural Consequences of the Internet.


Printing led to the Renaissance, the Reformation and the wars of religion. What will the internet bring us? Freedom of speech and the end of universities on the plus side. A flowering of knowledge and culture, the first democratic age, free trade and global prosperity, referendums on the internet and the decline of the political and journalistic classes? Or Big Brother, terror and mass movements of peoples?

2 comments:

  1. A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits. -- Dame Edith Sitwell

    Harry Corrin

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  2. Yes she was splendidly patrician and possibly right. Illiterate people are extremely wise. Literacy comes at a big cost.

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