Pornography, Gambling, Lies, Theft and Terrorism: The Internet Sucks

#Internet

Tue, Jun 22nd, 2010 20:57 by capnasty NEWS

MacLeans' Steve Maich thinks the Internet isn't really all that great. In fact, it blows. Majorly. Here's why:

Let's put this in terms crude enough for all cyber-dwellers to grasp: the Internet sucks. The idealists who conceived and pioneered the Web described a kind of enlightened utopia built on mutual understanding, a world in which knowledge is limited only by one's curiosity. Instead, we have constructed a virtual Wild West, where the masses indulge their darkest vices, pirates of all kinds troll for victims, and the rest of us have come to accept that cyberspace isn't the kind of place you'd want to raise your kids. The great multinational exchange of ideas and goodwill has devolved into a food fight. And the virtual marketplace is a great place to get robbed. The answers to the great questions of our world may be out there somewhere, but finding them will require you to first wade through an ocean of misinformation, trivia and sludge. We have been sold a bill of goods. We're paying for it through automatic monthly withdrawals from our PayPal accounts.

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