History repeats itself yet again.

This is a great post comparing the internet and blogging to the time when pamphleteers’ were finding another way to get the message out, bypassing mass media and it’s controllers.

Fouroboros

In praise of the auto-didact

Thomas Paine.

In 1995, Wired’s Jon Katz wrote a very prescient article on the power and possibility of the Internet, and, most specifically, to it’s historical mirroring of Paine and his brother pamphleteers’ poking a finger in the eye of the established order. Paine recognized that the “mass media” of the time was often subservient to political or business interests and therefore often peddling what people in power wanted to happen or be “true,” not necessarily what was true.

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About Dewayne Mikkelson

A technogeek in life and a webdeveloper by profession. Blogging is my favorite sport.
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