i know it sounds really trite, but the Internet is ASTOUNDING. truly. i think of it as (pardon me, carl) "the collective conscious." i think of how much it has changed humanity, and i want to put it in the "Salk Vaccine" category. did you read/see "the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy?" (www.bbc.co.uk/cult/hitchhikers) the internet makes me believe that humans are a supercomputer charged with formulating the Ultimate Question.