dinsdag 5 december 2006

The large small village

When using the internet the wide world sometimes appears to be a small place. But it is interesting to see that especially our local environment (street, neighborhood, town) has become a lot richer because of the web as well.

“The seemingly paradoxical proposition that while Internet technologies were originally touted as “making geography irrelevant”, in actual fact they excel at the opposite — giving you richer info about the stuff that’s going on nearby you. As Johnson told today’s New York Times Arts section: “It really shows that the old idea that the Internet was going to make cities obsolete had it exactly wrong,” he said. “In fact the Internet enhances cities in all these different ways. I think it lets people have the kinds of conversations that we sentimentally always imagined that people were having.”

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