Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Internet Reformation

A term I first heard at the Daily Bell, many years ago.  The Daily Bell offers a review of this “reformation,” examining the plusses and minuses.  It is worth reading.

I offered the following comment at the site:


Very well stated, DB.

There is little doubt that the Dark Ages were not so dark.  There is also little doubt that along with positive change, the reformation brought negative.  Every technological, intellectual, and cultural advance brings the possibility of both more freedom and more control.

However, there is no doubt that the individual has a better possibility of feeling empowered when he has access to more information.  I find this a “good” in and of itself. 

In the meantime, there is significant value in finding others of what might be termed “the remnant.”

It is also empowering to find that there are many more of us than might fit in a phone booth.

If nothing else comes, this is enough. 


  1. Aah, early days, eh, BugMan? Glad I found ya!

    1. Thank you, and same from me.

      The first year or two at DB really provided some of the most robust dialogue; especially surprising given that it was an open access forum.

      It really was a great learning experience for me.