The world in a Netshell

This is from before the summer but it remains an entertaining but above all enlightening look at the the Internet, the impact it has had, is having and may had. http://tinyurl.com/2weo723 Written by John Naughton for the Guardian, the article begins by pointing out how mundane the Internet has become for so many of us: we don’t think that much about electricity but stumble blind if there is a 2o second blackout and for a great many in the world until the Internet crashes we forget how dependant we are on it too, for flights, appointments, banking and countless other daily if not hourly uses we find it hard to survive without instant access.

Taking the famous presumption that humans can process 7+/- two items of information efficiently, Naughton then proceeds to describe the impact and possible future of the Internet under nine general areas. Easy but thought provoking reading.

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