Interesting conjecture on the part of a Nobel laureate. 

From CBSnews.com, via the AP:

Nobelist: Blogs Might Have Stopped Hitler

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 8, 2008

 

The spread of information on the Internet has given the world a new tool to forestall conflicts, Nobel literature prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio said Sunday.

In his Nobel lecture to the Swedish Academy, the 68-year-old Frenchman said an earlier introduction of information technology could even have prevented World War II.

“Who knows, if the Internet had existed at the time, perhaps Hitler’s criminal plot would not have succeeded – ridicule might have prevented it from ever seeing the light of day,” he said.

Blogs are a useful addition to one’s gathering of information and news.  When I attend City Council meetings, it’s always interesting to see what makes it into the media outlets and what doesn’t.

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