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Saturday, January 5, 2008

The big switch may turn off jobs | Technology | The Guardian

The big switch may turn off jobs | Technology | The Guardian: "By making power cheap and plentiful, the electric grid changed society, spurring the expansion of the middle class and the spread of mass culture. Given the vital role that software plays in our lives today, we can expect the computing grid to bring equally large changes. We already see the early signs in the shift of control over media from institutions to individuals in people's growing sense of affiliation with virtual communities rather than physical ones, and in debates over priva"

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