Between Empowerment and Patronization: 40 Years IT

Matthias Melcher, Aug 28, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

X28's new blog (which has a new location) looks at 40 years of IT. "Many of the great novelties ignited hopes that were bigger than the reality emerging later. This was especially the case when the first personal homepages promised a big democratizing effect. I dreamt that these (after being registered in the various decentralized branches of a virtual library) would offer me a direct glimpse onto the book-(mark) shelves of scholars across the globe."

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