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To: WesternCulture
However, I think 10 years from now, there will be just as few people who fear computers/internet as there today are people who fear watching TV.

You may be partly right. But will there be as many who contemn computers/internet as TV?
16 posted on 06/20/2007 7:03:52 AM PDT by caveat emptor
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To: caveat emptor
“You may be partly right. But will there be as many who contemn computers/internet as TV?”

- I don’t think so.

The main reason for this is the obvious usefulness of computers/Internet and the interactiveness of this technology (despite various aspects that people complain about).

In today’s society, it’s easier to exist without a TV than without some sort of Internet access.

Due to the differences between TV and Computers, I think watching TV always will be associated with stupidity and Computers with intelligence.

By the way, already in the 1950’s and 1960’s when TV programs in Sweden (my country) often were very ‘educational’ and many programs were of a rather ‘intellectual’ sort, ordinary people called TV ‘The Dumb Box’ (- meaning a stupid activity for stupid people).

18 posted on 06/20/2007 7:58:01 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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