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The Internet...CURSE OR BLESSING?

Published on 7/16/2016
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The Internet...is it a Curse, or Blessing?

Back in the mid sixties I wrote a paper with a similar title. It was TELEVISION: Curse or Blessing? The task of writing this PR would be easier if I had a copy of that paper. The conclusions are the same but the rationale varies slightly.

 

Let me begin with the blessings first and end with the negatives as I see them and have experienced.

 

The first and prime blessing is THE AVAILABILITY  OF KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION.

Does anyone remember who Webster is? (Let's not dare ask a teenager) What about the Brittanica? Mine was the World Book.

 

Between Google and Wikapedia we get instantaneous answers to almost any question or inquiry. The term Google is used much like Zerox of yesteryear when we would say "zerox" this rather copy this.

 

Another blessing: What about the marvelous speeds in which information is made available to us. Information and sometimes transactions 24/7. Weekends may not be a factor.

 

And the BIG ONE: The world is our audience (and market). We can converse with an individual or a group at the same time.

 

Now the minuses: 1. The challenge of time management can be overwhelming for the less disciplined

 

2. The possibility of negative viral posts.

 

3. The danger of information overload

 

4. The possibility of receiving unwanted and unsolicited posts

 

5. And possibly the most sinister... invasion of privacy and breach of security.

 

Even so, given the above, I must conclude the internet is overwhelmingly a blessings. We must strive to minimize the minuses.

What would IBOToolbox be without the internet?

 

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