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the attached link will lead you to an article with a position what at the moment is fashionable: new information technologies distract us more than in the past from concentrated working and production of ideas and content. The main argument is that we are constantly looking to emails, messaging systems and similar. I would like to challenge this position with two arguments.

Freeman J. Dyson

I just finished reading the book "The Sun, the Genome and the Internet", a passionate plea of an astrophysicist in his 80s that only science can bring freedom and prosperity to humankind:

An interesting point is that he tells that the alliance between science and craft industry was that what made the former so developing in the 20th century. His hypothesis is that only a strong development in solar energy combined with genetic technology and the extension of the internet to all individuum will be able to resolve the problems of a world with 6 billion people.

Klassischer Konservativismus

Es war schon zu erwarten, dass aus dem konservativen Lager irgendwelche hochgestochenen "Rettet di Zivilisation" Angriffe gegen&nbsp; das Internet kommen wuerden.&nbsp; Aber von einem Mitherausgeber der FAZ! Too much is too much!&nbsp;&nbsp; Ich stimme natuerlich mit dem Spiegel Rezensenten ueberein.<br /><br /><a href=",1518,514107,00.html">Debatte: Das Internet ist an allem schuld - Netzwelt - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten</a><br /><br /><p class="poweredbyperformancing">Powered by <a href="">ScribeFire</a>.</p>

Social Implication of Easy publishing tools

Frome the Economist: "Paul Saffo, a futurologist and one of the world's most enthusiastic technophiles, also looks at the downside. “Each of us can create our own personal-media walled garden that surrounds us with comforting, confirming information and utterly shuts out anything that conflicts with our world view,” he says. “This is social dynamite” and could lead to “the erosion of the intellectual commons holding society together...We risk huddling into tribes defined by shared prejudices.”"

Most of the tacit knowledge spitten out in Blogs and so On is OPINION!.

About Blogging

"For these LiveJournal blogs, the average number of readers is seven, says Ms Trott. Such small audiences are common in participatory media. Indeed, they may conform to the biological norm, whereas mass-media audiences may have been an aberration. Robin Dunbar, an anthropologist at the University of Liverpool, has studied primates and discovered a surprisingly stable ratio between the relative size of the neocortex (thought to be responsible for the evolution of intelligence) and the size of groups formed by particular species.


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