Friday, October 27, 2006
The Great Equalizer
The advent of the internet has changed the very way our world works. It has made available a vast wealth of knowledge to anyone who can find a computer with a phone line. Cisco CEO John Chambers called it, "the great equalizer." Presumably, he meant that communication through the internet puts everyone on an equal plane. Giant multinational corporations, world superpower governments, and crackpot individuals can all put their web pages side by side on a virtual stage. This new borderless democracy has attracted many citizens who are best described by something Homer Simpson said: "These are the people who saw an overcrowded marketplace and cried, 'Me too!'"
Now that I have a chance to have my voice greatly equalized, I cry, "Me too!"