Sat, 22 Mar 2003 21:52:28 GMT

Dot-Com Saviors, Tilting at the World's Ills. In increasing numbers, high-tech entrepreneurs who grew wealthy during the dot-com boom of the late 1990's are working for the global good. By Katie Hafner. [New York Times: Technology]

Yes, this is better than not doing something supportive, but it is interesting to note that the growth of a new capitalist class or the expansion of that class occurs with every major technological development. I'm wondering whether or not this new expansion will transform the class at all, in theory in the long run it will not, but now when you take the expansion of globalization, and the increase in capacity that capital gives one in the global system, you end up with a new transnational class. It could be interesting, or not.