...you still wouldn't have enough megapixels to display a :rolleyes: emoticon big enough to display my contempt for this article. Seriously, who writes this shit? The fact that the INTARWEB SUPERNET REVOLUTION HIGHWAY HAS CHAENGD THE WORLD!!1!!!!1!!! is both skullcrushingly self-evident and hopelessly naive. Self-publishing! Now I can write things down and put them somewhere public rather than screaming them on a streetcorner! Auction sites! Now I can bid for useless crap against people a thousand miles away instead of 100 yards! Pornography! Now I can watch women who look like Barbie pose artificially FOR FREE IN MY OWN HOME rather than having to buy a magazine from a disinterested convenience store clerk!
Give me a break.
The internet changes the world in the same way that every new mode of communication does. These things come along once every 40 years or so, folks; it's not like they've 'enabled fundamentally new business models' or anything like that. It's just another massive layer of self-perpetuating complexity to disguise the fact that western capitalism has created a special breed of metaperson whose only goal is making money, and doing it any fucking way then can. Sure, we consumers get some benefits, I'm not denying that, but is 2005 really the right time to gush about e-business? Isn't "e-business" just a term to hoodwink stupid managers into buying consultancy (and its bastard spawn the management-theory book)? Is "e-business" any different from the "wireless business" of the turn of the last century? Isn't all just Business, in a different medium?
Come on, Wired. You can do better than that. Stop publishing this repetitive crap.