Quote of the Day

‘The tools for cultural production and distribution are in the pockets of 14 year olds. This does not guarantee that they will do the hard work of democratic self-governance…but…which kind of population seems more likely to become actively engaged in civic affairs — a population of passive consumers, sitting slack jawed in their darkened rooms, soaking in mass-manufactured culture that is broadcast by a few to an audience of many, or a world of creators who might be misinformed or ill-intentioned, but in any case are actively engaged in producing as well as consuming cultural products? ”
SmartMobs author Howard Rheingold, answering the Edge.org question”What are you optimistic about?”
(Via Ouroboros, Weiden-Kennedy blog)

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