From "What the web is

From "What the web is for", kids' version of "Small Pieces Loosely Joined" ( link):

So, here we have two worlds. In the real world, people are kept apart by distance. Because of the vastness of the earth, different cultures have developed. People live in separate countries, divided by boundaries and sometimes by walls with soldiers and guns. On the Web, people come together - they connect - because they care about the same things.

The real world is about distances keeping people apart. The Web is about shared interests bringing people together.

Now, if connecting and caring are what make us into human people, then the Web - built out of hyperlinks and energized by people's interests and passions - is a place where we can be better at being people.

And that is what the Web is for.

... people will probably laugh at me, but I agree with that.

¤ May 11, 2002 10:31 PM ¤