March 1, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 3/17/2014

"It’s like we’ve been using electricity to electrify the bath water."

-- Jaron Lanier, a computer scientist, musician, visual artist and author of Who Owns the Future?

Are we better or worse off because of the digital age? Is the Internet ultimately creating problems or solving them? Let’s all share and let’s do it for free — what could possibly be wrong with that?

As the World Wide Web turns 25, we put these questions to a diverse group of big thinkers, and we got some different answers. But on one point they will all agree: Don’t blame the Internet.

It’s really all about how we are using the Internet, which may be a blessing or a curse.

Read more at the Miami Herald.

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