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 has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.