I've always held great hopee for the WWW bringing us - the people of the world - together in new ways.
I keep waiting for effective "on the fly" machine translation of language so that I might hold a somewhat accurate real-time conversation with someone in China or Japan. I think that would be the neatest thing.
So, here we are: Internet standards built around English. No surprise since the technology was developed in an English speaking nation.
Now the world wants to connect. Fair enough. We have to start the global conversation by enabling people to access the WWW in their own language, don't we? I think so.
So many changes and challenges on the road ahead.
Please, if you wish to comment - keep the politics out of the dialogue.
[edited by: Webwork at 3:58 pm (utc) on Nov. 1, 2006]