“Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.”
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer
I’ve been passionate about technology—particularly information technology, the Internet, and social media—since the first time I ventured online. In my view, a big part of the mystique of this vast digital world lies in the opportunities it provides for exploration of all the other passions in our lives. And it keeps getting bigger. Twenty years ago, I would never have imagined watching movies on a device the size of my hand, viewing fashion shows and figure skating events live from halfway around the world on my laptop computer, or planning travel with a few clicks on the keyboard.
We often think of the Web as ...