You are a fool. You are an idiot. You are a moron. Nothing you write is worth reading. Please go away and contemplate just how stupid you really are. That's how I began a column I wrote for MIT's Technology Review magazine about one of the true tragedies of the Internet Age: the shabby and disgraceful level of online discourse at "publications" ranging from Salon to Slate to The New York Times to The Times of London. Those opening comments typify the level of "conversation" posted on Internet forums worldwide. Talk about an opportunity missed. Talk about failed innovation.…
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