Uno diverso in Toscana, che crede, in questa nostra madreterra, in questa fugace vita, in qualcosa di diverso.

lunedì 10 marzo 2014

1989, the year of the web

This month it is worth reading some comments and look at some figures about the web, after 25 years, since March 1989, when Sir Tim Berners-Lee first conceived and presented his colleagues, his World Wide Web idea.
Here some links:
- people and ideas that the web made viral
- the old, glorious Internetstatworld.com, edited by Enrique De Argaez
- the most recent Web Index report
Living, and researching, and writing, in a world where communication apps count billion users, two humans out five are regularly connected, and smartphones are universal, make me think to a visionary, almost prophetic, statement left by Karl W. Deutsch, in his Politics and Government : How People Decide Their Fate. 3rd edition. Boston ; London : Houghton Mifflin, 1980 (previous edition: 1974, 1970!).
Karl Deutsch wrote that many positive and negative utopias have proven false, but there was another kind of utopia which may be the most unrealistic, indeed the most utopian, of all, the one that suggests that the world will stay as it is.
“In the future, the world will look very different from the way it used to. (…) But the only landmark we will need to preserve will be our sense of who we are - our sense of identity as a group, as a people, and as a country. For a long time the world will be inhabited by many stubbornly different people, each of them with its own culture, institutions, and social systems (Deutsch, 1980, p. 644).


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Argomenti solidamente piantati in questa nuvola:

1989 a touch of grace abolizione delle province e delle prefetture alternativa civico-liberale Anticolonialismo Archivio di Toscana Libertaria verso Toscana Insieme Archivio Gaymagazine autogoverno della Toscana basta cicche BijiKurdistan borghi e comuni bussini chi può creare valore come domare la spesa contro gli ecomostri contro il centralismo contro la dittatura dello status quo dalla mailing list di Toscana Insieme Dario Parrini Disintegration as hope don Domenico Pezzini Emma Bonino English Enrico Rossi eradication of poverty Eugenio Giani Eurocritica Fi-Po Link fine del berlusconismo Firmigoni gay alla luce del sole Gianni Pittella Hands off Syria Homage to Catalonia Hope after Pakistan Il disastro delle vecchie preferenze In difesa di Israele Inaco Rossi innocenza tradita Italia Futura la bellezza come principale indice di buongoverno Libertà in Iran libertino Lucca 2012 Mario Monti Matteo Renzi Michele Emiliano nonviolenza Ora e sempre resistenza ora toscana Oscar Giannino Peace Is Possible - War Is Not Inevitable popolano Prima di tutto la libertà primarie Primavera araba 2011 quattrini al popolo Queer Faith ricostruzione di una moralità pubblica riforma elettorale toscana rivoluzione liberale Roberto Giachetti Santa Cecilia sessantennio solidarietà toscana statuto pubblico dei partiti Stefania Saccardi The Scottish Side of History Too Big To Fail? Torre del Lago tradizioni e libertà Ugo di Toscana uninominale Vecchiano veraforza Via dall'Afghanistan vittime yes in my backyard