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It so happens that I recently revisited George Clooney's movie Good Night, And Good Luck. The film is about Ed Murrow's courageous stand against red-baiting, facist wanna-be Senator Joe McCarthy in the early 1950s. At the very end of Murrow's speech he says something which I thought was apropos.
Murrow (actor David Strathairn) was talking about television, which was in the early stages of becoming the weapon of mass destruction it is today. The remarks Murrow made in the 1950s also apply to the internet this year, or any other year for that matter.
This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it for those ends.
Otherwise, it is merely wires and lights in a box.
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