Ever heard of “digital divide”?

“As “network neutrality” gets bargained away—to add insult to injury, by an administration that was elected with the promise to defend it—the opportunities for the Zuckerbergs of tomorrow will shrink. And as they do, we will return more to the world where success depends upon permission. And privilege. And insiders. And where fewer turn their souls to inventing the next great idea.”
‘The Social Network’: A Review Of Aaron Sorkin’s Film About Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg | The New Republic

I posted this quote on my tumblr site. I usually post quotes there without commentary, I consider my tumblr site to be just a scrapbook-kind of site to keep the things that have caught my attention. This usually means I don’t necessarily agree with them, but maybe someone that happens to stumble upon these quotes by chance might think so. This time I thought I should add a comment to this quote. The article from which this quote was taken from was written by a Harvard law professor, in a more than congratulatory terms towards a Harvard alumnus (or shall we say drop-out?). However, I find it a little bit cynical the phrase “we will return more to the world where success depends upon permission. And privilege.” coming from a Harvard professor. If we were living on a world where success doesn’t depend on privilege, why we would need Ivy League universities for?

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