Wednesday, December 8

Tag: internet

Be Your Own Internet Gatekeeper – Taming the Beast

Be Your Own Internet Gatekeeper – Taming the Beast

Technology
In the mid-1980s, Apple Computer started the "desktop publishing revolution" by pairing its new, graphics-oriented Macintosh with the first 300-dot-per-inch (dpi) LaserWriter. So excited was one computer industry pundit - whose "insider" industry newsletter was one of the first of that extraordinarily profitable kind - that she insisted on the most sensational sort of boosterism. "This [technology] is going to put the First Amendment into overdrive!" was one banner banner headline over the breathless proclaimers. Eager was the other. Not everyone was so optimistic. "It's like thinking that the invention of movable-seating cars will increase safety," one technology writer said at the time. He knew it would take time to make the devices mass-market; he just didn't know when they would be...