I reminded a member of our staff of the following quote yesterday:
Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. (Dijkstra)
But what happens to astronomy when everyone owns a telescope?
If you had millions of people using telescopes for 8 hours a day, what would happen of the astronomers? Can you still continue to do astronomy as if only there were only a few serious astronomers in the world?
See also my post The medium is the message, in Computer Science?