The Internet is really something; it’s certainly revolutionized our ability to stay connected when we’re otherwise out of reach.
If you have a security camera and an Internet connection, you can watch your home burn to the ground, like James O’Reilly, one of the refugees of the Fort McMurray wildfire, did, the CBC reports.
About the blogger
Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.