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“The Web helped make activities fun.”

That’s the caption on a photo topping a New York Times essay, the thesis of which appears to be: Gosh! You can use the Web for more than work!

Here’s a screenshot in case the caption is edited later:

Barefoot Sean Penn looks like he’s having a ball, doesn’t he? Which, according to the Times, would have been impossible before the Web was invented 20 years ago, because activities weren’t fun until then.

Written by Alex

August 14, 2011 at 8:14 am