I love thinking about the WWW as the great equalizer. On a snowy day in March, YES MARCH, you can still run your business, keep up with friends and have fun even if you are too lazy to get out and shovel the driveway!
Seth Godin’s blog talks about the inherent opportunity for everyone to establish an online presence that ranges from meaningful to obnoxious. Now the world has the chance to do the filtering.
On the other hand, counting on the WWW to fill my need for community is very discouraging. There is so much available to us through the electronic medium that can grab our attention away from the opportunity to be with people in real-time and space.
As a musician, I always value the live, acoustic, musical experience. Last night at a good friend’s home, I played music of Tchaikovsky on their acoustic piano and their son sang an original song accompanied by an acoustic guitar. I loved every minute of it. It was worth so much more than likes, follows, text messages, emails, voice mails or videos. Thank you for that real experience!