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Book Rental Service: The Tower Is Crumbling

January 29th, 2008 by Jeff Simmermon


I was talking with a programmer at work the other day about the development of the Internet and web-enabled discourse. He was saying that back then, in the ’80s and early ’90s, pretty much anyone you talked to online was going to be pretty smart — you had to be, just to know what the Internet was and how to use it.

Now the worm has turned, and it’s choking on mouthfuls of its own nutritious excrement. The very thing that’s brought so many smart people together and fostered an exchange of ideas is making our kids stupid, filling their soft little impressionable skulls with marshmallow fluff and grey dishwater.

The Tower of Babel is crumbling, people. Look at this and try to tell me I’m wrong.

The illustration above is by my talented friend David William — pretty sharp, huh?

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