The 2010 World Cup is well under way and I am reminded of attending a game with my father in 1994. Sitting in a section of fans of the Italian team, we had a percussion instrument — I wish I could find its name but I have been unable to do so thusfar. It consisted of a couple of wooden mallets with cymbals on them that swung into a central mallet by shaking it. Plenty of people in the Italy section had them and we would yell and shake them hard, making a lot of noise.
We live in a New Age. Technology not only runs our lives, it rules our being and ruins our sense of comprehensive societal cohesion. Has access to the internet become a fundamental human right? If so, should we have to pay for that right of access?