Need for increasingly poweful tools as cyberspace grows

Thanks to Internet, it is possible for a musician in Bolivia to be listened to in Toronto. My blog is read by people in Brezil. However, there is a very serious threat on this brave new world: that individuals and small communities get lost in the ever increasing noise. Just think about how progressively less reliable and useful email has become. I think this is partly a technology issue: we need increasingly poweful tools as cyberspace grows.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

One thought on “Need for increasingly poweful tools as cyberspace grows”

  1. It just seems that simple HTML cannot cut it anymore. We are increasingly relying on the web as a publication tool and need to make it more flexbible for our needs. New tools are being built (MathML, LawML) to put on top of it, but adoption is slow.

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