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Faith in the Internet news generation

A News.com reader points out that it took TV almost 40 years to really come into its own as a news media, so there may still be hope for the Net.

 

  
Faith in the Internet news generation

In response to the Dec. 4 column by CNET News.com's Jennifer Balderama, "Where Internet promises remain unfulfilled":

Right now, a lot of people are used to having information spoon-fed to them. That is changing.

The generations that grew up with computers and the Internet will (and do) look at things differently. They are used to surfing the Web for information, and many of them just don't trust the media establishment.

Times can, and do, change. The power of the current media elites is slowly waning. The global promise of the Internet can still be met. It's just going to take a bit more time than the eight years since the introduction of the World Wide Web. It took TV almost 40 years to really come into its own as a news media. There are some that say it didn't happen until the Gulf War.

Clint Corbin
Albuquerque, N.M.