Douwe Osinga's Blog: The power of the Internet

Sunday, July 27, 2003

The power of the Internet

It seems if I go for a beer with a couple of friends, I'll meet more new ideas than if I would have watched TV for a week. But then, if I search the Internet for these ideas, most of them already have been implemented by some crazy guy and I'll end up with some more ideas just reading about the genial stuff other people have come up with. It seems that regular media has completely lost its capability of finding new things. TV broadcasts what people want to hear, what people already know. The Internet is full of new stuff. This might seem like a total trivial observation, but it spells trouble for humanity. We have the chance to explore new stuff from the convenience of our living room, but we'd rather watch reruns of Seinfeld.