Never has a communications system played so many roles in our lives—or exerted such broad influence over our thoughts—as the Internet does today. Yet, for all that’s been written about the Net, there’s been little consideration of how, exactly, it’s reprogramming us. The Net’s intellectual ethic remains obscure.
Great article in which the author explains the evolution of information representation:
Plato worried about how writing affected the way ideas would be conveyed as opposed to speaking and converation as indeed had evidence of how the medium changes the message.
Nietsche worried about how a typewriter would affect how his ideas would be conveyed as opposed tohandwriting.
The same goes for the switch towards the net, blogs and tweets.