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scrap the internet and start over

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by txsportsscribe, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    so what does this do for the future of web journalism?

  2. I don't know why, but I smell "this is a medium we can't control" in this.
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    But if we scrap the Internet, how am I going to be able to surf porn SportsJournalists.com?

    We'd have to do the Teen Party Line like they did in the 1980s.
  4. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    That's interesting. It has too much of a hint of trying to re-invent the wheel to it for my taste. Also, you gotta love a guy named Guru.

    Guru Parulkar, who will become executive director of Stanford's initiative after heading NSF's clean-slate programs...
  5. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    No doubt. This is a pretty disturbing article, all things considered.
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Dare I say it....

    This will not end well.

    Am I the only one becoming increasingly creeped out by technology, and the ever-expanding effort to ram it down our throats? I'm only 30, and I'm feeling more and more like a dinosaur. Just seems like the world is moving too fast sometimes.
  7. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    This would be like planners telling the federal government some 20 years ago that we got the highway system all screwed up and if we really want to make roads better and safer for motorists and their passengers, we need to destroy the existing system and build a new one.

    Now, rebuilding the Internet wouldn't have the physical costs and chaos that the above scenario would. However, it would be a nightmare to existing patrons. It may have its flaws and kinks, but no platform would be error-proof. Best to stick with what we have and work to make that as error-proof as possible.
  8. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    I blame Bush.
  9. jakewriter82

    jakewriter82 Active Member

    Does anyone really have the authority to pull the plug on the internet and start over?
    That seems to me like saying, "well, you know, newspapers get too much ink on peoples' fingers, we need to laminate every page in every newspaper in the world."
    Doesn't seem possible in either case.
  10. Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf Guest

    Exactly. Uncle Sam doesn't like anything it can't control. Freedom is way too dangerous in the eyes of Sam.
  11. At first I thought the Dallas Morning News was advocating scrapping the Internet. Considering their recent horrendous track record at making technology decisions, that actually wouldn't be too much of a stretch.
  12. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Why? Al Gore invented the damned thing.
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