Virginia Hefferman

New York Times

Author of “Magic and Loss: the internet as art,” former TV critic turned digital culture columnist 

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The Internet has “changed everything.” It’s so important in the development of civilization that it rivals monotheism. To understand it, we need “a new hierarchy of values.”

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