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The Internet teaches control is an illusion – quote

"'It's about how technology changes the way we view social problems,' says Doctorow. 'Older mechanical technologies...


“‘It’s about how technology changes the way we view social problems,’ says Doctorow. ‘Older mechanical technologies make us see the world as deterministic, knowable and manipulable. New emergent technologies like the Internet teach us that control is an illusion, the universe is out of control and laughing at us, and that the more we watch and control, the more problems we have.”
From “Cory Doctorow: Iconoclast of the Blogosphere,” Simon Fraser University News, February 22, reporting on a free public lecture at the university. The article says Doctorow is “co-editor of the most popular blog on Earth (boingboing.net) all about technology, culture and politics.”