I had a thought yesterday, but I didn’t get a word in, so I thought I would make use of the blog this morning:
When Mosco provided examples of past myths in Chapter 5, my first reaction was to laugh at their ridiculousness. Although, his point was, in some ways, that we are being ridiculous today in clinging to the unfounded myths of cyberspace, while forgetting that this myth is merely part of a cycle that has occurred repeatedly over the past century. However, it then occurred to me that not everyone believes myths, and it made me wonder whether the voices of such people were drowned out over the years. After all, while there are loads of ignorant people, technological experts have also existed over the past century; the builders of radios, airplanes, and computers have obviously been around during the heydays of their respective myths. I mention these people because they are the most likely to disregard unfounded rumors regarding their professions. Now, I wonder, did these people attempt to tell the world that certain myths were ludicrous, or did they simply sit quietly and otherwise fail to report on the rampant ridiculousness?