saying we haven't even scratched the surface of the web, let alone tame it.

Mk II as a sentient being, an intelligent commonwealth as Thomas Hobbs [circa 17th century] coined the word will be a digital reformation beyond traditional thinkers' wildest dreams.

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In a moment I will show you a film. If you have a weak constitution I would ask you look away at the beginning.

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demonstrates is the power of the web and its threat, which I first spoke about presenting the Film Council's Digital Opportunities, earlier this year.

It was shot in Ghana on dv gear, cut and posted first on my laptop for C4 News, then I produced my version, with high end post with my good friend Rob Chiu and you and and Ghanaians in similar settings with broadband can now watch it.

Furthermore, you could - I have disabled it at the moment - control its direction by responding to hyperlinks on the film.

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Thomas Kuhn qualified this departure as a paradigm shift- a turn around of a shared beliefs to something utterly new that pricked our comfort zone.

In the Net Mk II, we have reached an interstice. The model of Television is about to be disrupted. Broadband presents a fundamental paradigm on the web that will make audio podcasts nursery acquisitions in comparison to videocasts.

Why, because we, people are like nucleophiles and will attack electrophilic substrates to form new compounds- something which underpins chemistry which I was taught as a grad many years ago, but holds true outside the lab.

And that new compound is a eureka moment; not just ordinary television, not just the ginger walks into interactivity for the sake of it, but something, the BBC's former Interactive Head, Richard Deverell acknowledged

In 1996, the web was barely a patch on our minds, but UK newspapers, such as the Times, Guardian and News International had figured it out.

The Guardian's Bill Thompson back then spoke about newspapers becoming nano-molecular computers in a couple of years ahead and the Times was duely excited at attracting a wopping 30,000 readers.

This videojournalist report by my colleague at the time, Mark Hadley allows a rare look back in time.

Uploaded to www.viewmagazine.tv Monday 12th December