Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Snow Crash?

For those of you who haven't had the priviledge of reading Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash yet, here's a sneak preview from the Washington Post. No, it's not a story about the book or the author. It's a piece about Al Gore's new tv/internet project that is aiming to "turn traditional television on its head" by bringing together professionally produced tv programming (regular, everyday types of tv) along with amatuer work, submitted by people from all over the place. We're getting to it now: the age where information truly is the primary commodity, and whoever controls access to it the most has the most power. Just a heads up.

1 comment:

Gabriella said...

It never ceases to amaze me how little we communicate verbally, instead, using media as our primary mode of language and ideas. At what point will the people lose their primary power, choice, in hopes of gaining more "freedom". If you can't think for yourself, whereby you can't choose for yourself, what freedom do you have?