I recently had a conversation with Aaron Collins- the brilliant clothing designer behind White Chalk and while discussing the changes in New York City under the new mayor and he mentioned that the city has become all about money- that it was a business more than a city. It reminded me of earlier posts about homes as machines for living and got me thinking about the internet. If a house is a machine for living and a city is a business, what is the puropse of the internet? Other than the obvious vehicle for videos of cats playing the piano what is its true purpose, because not knowing that, we don’t know really how to use it and if we are making the most of it at all.
“What’s the Use?” from Candide