Thursday, January 21, 2010

Is the internet good?

What if you never used the internet? What if you did not know it existed? Whats the question you would ask someone? Is the internet good?

Most tools and technologies are as good as their users - apart from obvious design flaws. If you read a lot, an RSS reader is of use to you. If not, it is useless. If you want to take good pictures a camera is of use to you, else it is useless.

On the other hand, if you asked, how can I use the internet to my (or business or work) benefit - the answer you get would be quite different. The same question could be asked of many other things - any new technology or new tool. And at that point, you can see how you can harness the technology or tool to your benefit.

Otherwise, most tools are useless...

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