The digital revolution is making it harder to hide stuff. And that has profound implications for society that we are just starting to realize.
Back in Vietnam, it was the nightly news broadcasts and the weekly news magazines that brought home the horrors of war.
Today, the digtal camera has "outed" the atrocities of Abu Ghraib.
You can't stop digital content. The music labels have found that out the hard way. So has the Pentagon.
What's next? Who knows?
But one thing is for sure. It's a lot harder to keep things quiet these days. And I think that's good thing.