I'm a big fan of the digital revolution. I actually think its been extremely benign, compared to things like nuclear power, even air travel, mass electrification and railroads; I mean, this is one of the big ones. It's way up there, but compared to the other ones, it's really "sweet-tempered" and nice. These are basically civilized people out here. I mean, nobody's jumping up there and saying, "I've got a computer; its time for the final solution!"
Update: Sterling also has a new column in Wired, although the first installment is a worthy but fairly dull piece on international corruption. (I can read much the same in the Economist).