Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Media Revolution

Many people have not yet grasped the revolutionary media/communication/information distribution system the Internet has become/is becoming.

It is akin to the printing press, only in-line with the scientific laws of technology, its influence is increasing exponentially.

The Printing Press allowed the Protestant Revolution. It put the Word of God in the hands of the people, not just the clergy.

It allowed the American Revolution, putting Thomas Paine's Common Sense in the hands of the colonists.

The Internet allows unprecedented opportunity for anyone with a Web connection to post their own opinions, news, observations, etc. It allows unprecedented opportunity for anyone with a Web connection to access amazing amounts of information.

Pitfalls and promises abound. But without electricity, the Internet, like so much of the technology which encompasses our daily life, does not work. The electronic world offers much. But don't lose touch with the world of green grass, the earth and the sky.

-J.A.H.

2 Comments:

At 8:39 AM, Blogger jSchwa said...

It's a new revolution, sure. But it's one that can be erased forever with one swipe of a large magnet.

 
At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, with the click of a button, you too can see things that most people used to only hear about. Walrus semen, tin-foil hats, unairable excerpts from TV shows.
It only takes about twenty minutes to actually find what you were looking for. Much better than the old library system, where you could find exactly the references you wanted with about ten minutes of work. God bless the revolution, and just keep right on blessing it.

 

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