a ‘computor historian’ (a comptorian..?..) has written a book on the history of the beast…. (..called ‘electric dreams’..)
and its’ effect on our culture…
when asked in this interview what he thinks is the most interesting change wrought upon us by/through the computor..
he cites the rise of the blog…..!
“..the other half of this story is that blogs have also come a long way….. their audiences are bigger, their credibility is higher, and they’ve learned some lessons..
my own utopian fantasy is that blogs could usher in a truly vibrant 21st century culture of news and debate that combines the reasoned civic discourse of the new england town hall, the muckracking of the progressive era, and the critical independence of i.f. stone…
that’s not likely to be the case any time soon..
but it’s something to shoot for…..”
(could i..on behalf of whoar.co.nz. heartily endorse/second those emotions/aspirations..
and note that these desires on our part are a large part of the motivation to engage in these endeavours…..)
go to source/story>>Electric Dreams