Bertolt Brecht was talking about the internet,
when he said:
"It is purely an apparatus for distribution, for mere sharing out. So here is a positive suggestion: change this apparatus over from distribution to communication. The radio would be the finest possible communication apparatus in public life, a vast network of pipes. That is to say, it would be if it knew how to receive as well as to transmit, how to let the listener speak as well as hear, how to bring him into a relationship instead of isolating him."
"The Radio As An Apparatus For Communication"
I was inspired to post this when I found this
other link on a film about Digital Humanities
(being bemoaned by Hitler! -- sorry, this cannot be embedded, so please follow the link),