“All that strangeness feels oddly home-like because (I think) as you look at the words that characterize our experience of the Internet [fallible, imperfect, complex, messy, connected], we can see that they are also the basic words that describe what it means to be human, to live together with other humans, about whom we care. The characteristics of the Internet are also characteristics of humanity. That’s why the Internet, for all its deep strangeness, feels so comfortable and home-like to so many of us. The Internet is reflection of our nature, freed from the old constraints of the physical. That’s why history is on the side of the Internet.”

– David Weinberger, “Our Strange New Home” November, 2009

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