"This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire," said Edward R. Murrow, patron saint of television, in one of his more hopeful assessments of the democratic potential of the medium. Of the latest aspirant to that noble idea, however—a brand-new open-source, open-standards video-publishing system built around a freeware viewer ambitiously dubbed Democracy—we must ask a further, more decisive question: Can it get us a copy of that "Lazy Sunday" sketch from Saturday Night Live, the one with the two guys rapping about... More >>>