The internet has shifted the balance of power

The internet has shifted the balance of power
It is what in theory ought to happen – but it is good to know that it is indeed happening. In theory the development of the internet is hugely democratic. It gives all of us the access to knowledge that a decade ago would have required a research department in a multinational. But it takes a while for people to figure out how to use the new technologies and for the services distributed through those technologies to be developed. Email, broadband, Google, eBay, Youtube, Skype and other ventures are changing the balance of power between the individual on the one hand and the state and big companies on the other.
http://comment.independent.co.uk/columnists_m_z/hamish_mcrae/article2296811.ece

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