I think the world wide web is kind of like colonial America was in it’s prime.
In the New World everyone had a chance for a better life. Just about anyone could set up shop somewhere and start selling some kind of product or service. There weren’t a lot of rules and there weren’t a lot of taxes. Mostly those early American settlers from Europe were left alone to make the best life and the best world that they could.
It wasn’t always pretty, but according to (I think) 1776 by David McCullough the quality of life in pre-revolutionary America in the colonies was the highest in the world at the time.
I think the internet’s the same way. Anyone can get a website and start selling a product or service. Even if it’s just their own ideas or stories or opinions. It’s all fair game and no one knows what the next big thing is going to be or who it’s going to come from. But the kid in his garage has as much chance (if not more) of being a big success in the land of web as any giant corporation.
It’s kind of beautiful.