Онзи ден прекарах цяла вечер, четейки последния брой на Wired. В последната си колонка за списанието, Брус Стърлинг прави смели предвиждания накъде ще се развива интернета:
And what’s the centrist opinion? If an innovation works, some people will thrive on it, while others who are screwed up to begin with will face severe new problems.
I know this is true because I’ve lived it. I’m a pre-Internet novelist who became moderately famous online, only to have my paperback writing slow down as I began to spend uncontrollable amounts of time surfing and blogging. This experience is both grand and problematic. It reflects not two extremes but the slider-bar that is my everyday life.