You know who blogs might have stopped? HITLER!!!

This was just so entertaining I had to comment on it.  Via The Huffington Post, we learn that the Nobel winner in literature, Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, suggested that blogs might have prevented Hitler’s rise to power in Nazi Germany:

The spread of information on the Internet has given the world a new tool to forestall conflicts, Nobel literature prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio said Sunday.

In his Nobel lecture to the Swedish Academy, the 68-year-old Frenchman said an earlier introduction of information technology could even have prevented World War II.

“Who knows, if the Internet had existed at the time, perhaps Hitler’s criminal plot would not have succeeded – ridicule might have prevented it from ever seeing the light of day,” he said.

Between this and recent research in the science of vision that suggests that FPS video games actually improve vision (I blogged about it here), my whole existence is rapidly being validated at the highest levels of science and society!

In all seriousness, though, it is nice to see blogs acknowledged by distinguished persons as a potentially powerful and positive force.

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3 Responses to You know who blogs might have stopped? HITLER!!!

  1. Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio: “…if the Internet had existed at the time, perhaps Hitler’s criminal plot would not have succeeded – ridicule might have prevented it from ever seeing the light of day.”

    And now my propensity for viciously ridiculing my opponents is validated as well. Hoorah!

  2. Babs67 aka the fiancee says:

    Honey – I just found PD’s blog and am so excited. How could you keep that from me? This is going on the list of grievances.

    But you know who else would have been stopped by blogs?!? Stalin!

  3. babs67 wrote: “Honey – I just found PD’s blog and am so excited. How could you keep that from me?”

    I naturally assumed that you would be viciously trolling his comments section and wanted to spare him that pain! 🙂

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