The author Stan Lee teaches us the ultimate lesson in the Spider-Man series, "With great power comes great responsibility."
I used the phrase "With great power comes great responsibility" as a theme for a presentation I did in 2010 on the mindless use of social media. The Spider-Man movie with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst was pretty popular when it came out in 2002, and the original movie was followed by two sequels. Comic book geeks will tell you exactly when and where the phrase "With great power comes great responsibility" was first used in the realm of Spider-Man, but it stuck in my mind because of the 2002 Spider-Man movie.
As you read through this section you will see how the phrase with great power comes great responsibility provides a good starting point for a discussion on the power and responsibility of the internet. The use of this specific phrase on the internet adds an amusing aspect to discussion. Many quotes used in motivation posters and feel good websites are attributed to famous people based on myths and urban legends. Like many things on the internet, the myth becomes truth on the internet because it is repeated so many times. "With great power comes great responsibility" is one of those phrases that has become an internet meme and developed a life of its own.
Since 1998, the technology websites of Tom Peracchio have attempted to provide self help and tutorials for learning basic computer and networking technology concepts, maintaining the theme, "Geek Speak Made Simple."
Many of the ideas and inspiration for the websites of the Guru42 Universe date back to Tom's personal use of desktop computers and online services back in the 1980s. Tom began actively speaking and writing on both business and technology issues since before the internet was widely used by small business. Exploring PC telecommunications and its role in business lead to Tom's first article for a regional business journal on how the average business could use Computerized Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) as a tool for customer service.
Tom Peracchio's Guru 42 Universe
Guru42.com - Information technology success Geek Speak Made Simple The Universe starts here with a discussion of the power and responsibility of using the internet.
Guru42.org - Geek Think Tom Peracchio's small business and technology blog. What's on your mind today? Views on the technology issues of the day and comments on what's new in the Guru 42 Universe.
Guru42.net - Geek Think Tom Peracchio's personal news portal - Start the day with a mix of news, weather, and sports using RSS feeds.
ComputerGuru.net - Learn computer networking basics and system administration - Experienced system administrator explains basic components of computer networks and the OSI Model in simple terms
SmartTechnology.Info - Learn Website Design and Content Management System - Experienced technology trainer and web developer explains how to build a better website and the Drupal content management system
GeekHistory.com - We explore when visions became reality. While the future just ain't what it used to be, what you have heard about the past isn't always true.
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