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Nobel winner: Internet might have stopped Hitler
|Contributor||Homegrown Democrat |
|Last Edited||Homegrown Democrat Dec 08, 2008 10:46am|
|News Date||Sunday, December 7, 2008 09:10:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - The spread of information on the Internet has given the world a new tool to forestall conflicts, Nobel literature prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio said Sunday. |
In his Nobel lecture to the Swedish Academy, the 68-year-old Frenchman said an earlier introduction of information technology could even have prevented World War II.
"Who knows, if the Internet had existed at the time, perhaps Hitler's criminal plot would not have succeeded - ridicule might have prevented it from ever seeing the light of day," he said.