YouTube and the end of the world as we know it

I guess that “It will lead to chaos” counts as a high-energy varitation of “it will never work” which means this item becomes my second post in that category.

Grant McCracken takes the mickey out of Lance Ulanoff for predicting YouTube will lead to the breakdown of society. I’m cheering Grant when he says

Isn’t this the most powerful argument for the emergent, unedited, unconstrained, unpoliced and unapproved nature of our culture.  If we left it to the commentators, every innovation would look like a problem. Every innovation, TV and its opposite, would be forbidden us.  Thank god we have intellectuals to protect us from ourselves.  Thank god we don’t ever listen to them.

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