Sunday, March 15, 2009

I'm writing a paper about new media right now for my honors class and stumbled upon this gem of an anecdote from one of the essays I read during research:

About 10 years ago, a group of McClatchy executives asked the founding editor of Wired magazine where he thought the Internet would rank among human inventions. Was it like television or, perhaps even more profound, like moveable type?

“I think,” Kevin Kelly told us, “that it’s more like fire.”

Let's discuss. Do you think the Internet is as significant a discovery as fire? Honestly, this quote freaked me out. I'm not exactly sure why.

And here's a photo, so you'll read this:

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