Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:14 UTC, submitted by fsmag
In the News In a recent interview with the British Sunday Observer, Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, claimed that "it's the next billion [internet users] who will change the way we think". Such a big claim deserves some critical house room. Will the internet really change the way we think? Or are we just getting carried away? Gary Richmond explores the implications of the Wikipedia open source/free software knowledge paradigm and what it might mean for the way we think. You can read the full story at Freesoftware Magazine
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aiming high?
by stabbyjones on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:03 UTC
stabbyjones
Member since:
2008-04-15

it probably just means another billion stupid youtube videos, "first" posts and lots of lols.

for every decent and accurate piece of information on the internet there are 1000 videos of monkeys beating off to cancel it out.

there is no way it's getting any better than that.

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RE: aiming high?
by Doc Pain on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:24 in reply to "aiming high?"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

it probably just means another billion stupid youtube videos, "first" posts and lots of lols.


And don't forget to mention all the delicious spam, already more than 90% of the overall mail traffic.

for every decent and accurate piece of information on the internet there are 1000 videos of monkeys beating off to cancel it out.


For every imaginable theory, there is a proof why the theory is true, and a proof why the theory isn't true.

there is no way it's getting any better than that.


The only thing that could get better may be mankind's ability to select better between data and information. But let's face it: Most people do passively consume some content...

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ACHTUNG!
by Doc Pain on Thu 26th Jun 2008 00:06 in reply to "aiming high?"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

Achtung!

Das Internet is nicht für Gefingerclicken und Youtuben! Ist nicht für Gewerken bei das Dumpkopfen. Das Mausklicken sichtseeren
keepen das Virus-Spammen hans in das pockets muß; relaxen und
watchen das 404!

For entertainment use only. :-)

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