Interesting comments from big Al
Gore said democracy in America flourished at the height of the newspaper era, which "empowered the one to influence the many." That changed with the advent and subsequent popularity of television, he said, noting that the average American watches four hours of television a day...
Gore said a remedy to television's dominance may the Internet, a "print-based medium that is extremely accessible to the average person."
"We have to choose to rehabilitate our democracy in part by making creative use of these new media and by insisting within the current institutions of our democracy that we open up access to the dominant medium," he said.
I've never been much of a Gore fan, so it's kind of eerie to hear what sound like my words coming out of his mouth. Maybe he's not so bad after all. ;-)
(Link by way of kpaul's j-log)