Only People Were Ever Meaningful

The central mistake of recent digital culture is to chop up a network of individuals so finely that you end up with a mush. You then start to care about the abstraction of the network more than the real people who are networked, even though the network by itself is meaningless. Only the people were ever meaningful.

I’m reading You Are Not A Gadget by Jaron Lanier, this passage really resonated with me.