Computer professionals (hardware and software experts alike) — are linear thinkers. All software applications work best in English. Its functions will be controlled by 2-5 very common software applications. The compact disc was very clear as to its main functions — but had a rough time convincing the consumers. Market-wise, this was a major gamble: the improvement was, at first, debatable (many said that the sound quality of the first generation of compact discs was inferior to that of its contemporaneous record players). A better argument was the longer life of the software (though contrasted with the limited life expectancy of the consumer, some of the first sales pitches sounded absolutely morbid). The PC was recognized as a medium only 30 years after it was invented with the introduction of multimedia software. The Internet is a medium of raw materials, partly well organized (the rough equivalent of a newspaper) — and partly still in raw form, yesterday’s supper.
The problem is that the Internet is still predominantly an English language medium (though it is fast changing). It is still the age of hackers. It will be accessible to all, regardless of hardware and software. Independence The Internet is not dependent upon a given hardware or software. The Internet users love to be involved, to feel the power in their fingertips, they are all addicted to one form of power or another. This situation might change with the attainment of a critical mass of users (some say, 2 million per non-Anglophone country). It is a collection of 16 million computers (end 1996) connected through thousands of networks. Rather, it is a network of networks. Here is a reasonable prognosis for the Internet: It will «broadcast» (it is, of course, a PULL medium, not a PUSH medium — see next chapter) to many kinds of hardware. On Line Memories The Internet is the only medium with online memory, very much like the human brain.
The memories of these two — the Net and the Brain — are immediately accessible. There are already some products in market to protect you from stalking and electronic harassment. Everyone says that you should ‘talk to someone’ but I know as a 14 year old there is no chance whatsoever of speaking to someone about something like this. Even state schools, always assumed to be non-profit, actually send tens of millions each year to the state. Any time of year is a great time for romance, and whether it’s spring, summer, winter or fall, love is definitely always in the air. How free society’s mind would be to ponder other great things instead of wasting energy on someones choice of appearance. Those sexy MILFs will do the dirtiest things together with you in a Live Private Sex Video Chat, something that you will never experience with younger girls. Naturally, marketing content (sites) will remain an expensive art.
Raw English — the Language of Raw Materials The following — apparently trivial — observation is critical: All the other media provide us with processed, censored, «clean» content. This leads to varying degrees of quality of contents and content providers and this, private sex video in turn, prevents monopolization and cartelization of the information supply channels. His task is to absorb information and subject it to minimal processing. These all are attuned to the user, his mental needs and his information and entertainment preferences. Data transfer modes are standardized as well. They frequent well designed sites. Every medium of communications goes through the same evolutionary cycle: Anarchy The Public Phase At this stage, the medium and the resources attached to it are very cheap, accessible, under no regulatory constraints. For the families, there are too little resources and support for us. There is a much clearer distinction even in computers (not to mention more conventional media, such as television). This distinction is important. So happy to learn that was not the case.