TCS: Tech – Horizontal Knowledge: A good opinion piece on how the Internet has spread information and knowledge out among the masses:
“Just try this thought experiment: Imagine that it’s 1993. The Web is just appearing. And imagine that you – an unusually prescient type – were to explain to people what they could expect in the summer of 2003. Universal access to practically all information. From all over the place – even in bars. And all for free!