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感谢CCTV,感谢ChannelV,感谢新浪网,最后感谢times,感谢各位网友!
  这个荣誉不仅仅属 于我个人,它属于在座的每一位!!!
  谢谢!我爱你们!!!
  
  今天看到报道,时代周刊将网民,确切的说是参与网络内容建设的网民,评选为2006年度风云人物。上面一段话,是我在新浪网评里看到的最搞笑的一个所谓的“获奖感言”。时代周刊的这一评奖,对我们这个可能是世界上网络管制最严厉的国家,以及管理着这个国家,和国家中被管理的人民来说,有着非比寻常的意义,值得我们思考,未来的路在哪里。
  
  虽然新浪网有评选说明的全文译文,但个别地方还是被改动或略去了。现将时代网站刊载的原版说明贴出,并粗略的翻译成中文,方便英文比我还烂的朋友阅读。若有翻错的地方,也请指正!
  
  The "Great Man" theory of history is usually attributed to the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle, who wrote that "the history of the world is but the biography of great men." He believed that it is the few, the powerful and the famous who shape our collective destiny as a species. That theory took a serious beating this year.
  
  To be sure, there are individuals we could blame for the many painful and disturbing things that happened in 2006. The conflict in Iraq only got bloodier and more entrenched. A vicious skirmish erupted between Israel and Lebanon. A war dragged on in Sudan. A tin-pot dictator in North Korea got the Bomb, and the President of Iran wants to go nuclear too. Meanwhile nobody fixed global warming, and Sony didn't make enough PlayStation3s.
  
  But look at 2006 through a different lens and you'll see another story, one that isn't about conflict or great men. It's a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It's about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people's network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.
  
  The tool that makes this possible is the World Wide Web. Not the Web that Tim Berners-Lee hacked together (15 years ago, according to Wikipedia) as a way for scientists to share research. It's not even the overhyped dotcom Web of the late 1990s. The new Web is a very different thing. It's a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new version of some old software. But it's really a revolution.
  
  And we are so ready for it. We're ready to balance our diet of predigested news with raw feeds from Baghdad and Boston and Beijing. You can learn more about how Americans live just by looking at the backgrounds of YouTube videos—those rumpled bedrooms and toy-strewn basement rec rooms—than you could from 1,000 hours of network television.
  
  And we didn't just watch, we also worked. Like crazy. We made Facebook profiles and Second Life avatars and reviewed books at Amazon and recorded podcasts. We blogged about our candidates losing and wrote songs about getting dumped. We camcordered bombing runs and built open-source software.
  
  America loves its solitary geniuses—its Einsteins, its Edisons, its Jobses—but those lonely dreamers may have to learn to play with others. Car companies are running open design contests. Reuters is carrying blog postings alongside its regular news feed. Microsoft is working overtime to fend off user-created Linux. We're looking at an explosion of productivity and innovation, and it's just getting started, as millions of minds that would otherwise have drowned in obscurity get backhauled into the global intellectual economy.
  
  Who are these people? Seriously, who actually sits down after a long day at work and says, I'm not going to watch Lost tonight. I'm going to turn on my computer and make a movie starring my pet iguana? I'm going to mash up 50 Cent's vocals with Queen's instrumentals? I'm going to blog about my state of mind or the state of the nation or the steak-frites at the new bistro down the street? Who has that time and that energy and that passion?
  
  The answer is, you do. And for seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, TIME's Person of the Year for 2006 is you.
  
  Sure, it's a mistake to romanticize all this any more than is strictly necessary. Web 2.0 harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom. Some of the comments on YouTube make you weep for the future of humanity just for the spelling alone, never mind the obscenity and the naked hatred.
  
  But that's what makes all this interesting. Web 2.0 is a massive social experiment, and like any experiment worth trying, it could fail. There's no road map for how an organism that's not a bacterium lives and works together on this planet in numbers in excess of 6 billion. But 2006 gave us some ideas. This is an opportunity to build a new kind of international understanding, not politician to politician, great man to great man, but citizen to citizen, person to person. It's a chance for people to look at a computer screen and really, genuinely wonder who's out there looking back at them. Go on. Tell us you're not just a little bit curious.
  
  历史上关于“伟人”的观点,大致符合曾说过“历史不过是伟人的传记”的苏格兰哲学家托马斯.卡莱尔的看法,他相信很少的一些强有力的、著名的人物,塑造了我们集体的命运。但这一理论在今年遭到了沉重的打击。
  
  不可否认,我们应当为今年发生的许多令人痛苦和不安的事情指责一些人。伊拉克的冲突变得更为血腥。以色列和黎巴嫩爆发了一场激烈的武装冲突。苏丹的战火还在延续。北朝鲜卑鄙的独裁者得到了原子弹,而伊朗总统也希望获得核技术。与此同时,没有人能解决全球变暖问题,索尼公司也没有生产出足够多的PlayStation3。
  
  但透过另一个镜头来看2006年,你会看到另一个故事,它与冲突或伟人无关。它是一个以前所未有规模的进行交流和合作的故事。它是囊括有海量知识的维基,百万视频的人民网络YouTube和一个在线大都会MySpace。它是多数人从少数人那里夺取了权力,并无偿的互相帮助的故事。它不仅改变了世界,而且还改变了世界变化的方式。
  
  使这一切成为可能的工具是互联网。这不是蒂姆·伯尔尼·李为科学家们分享研究成果所研发的那个因特网(15年前,类似现在的维基),也不是上世纪90代末那个大肆渲染的点COM。这一新的网络非比寻常,它是一个将无数人所做的微小的贡献聚合在一起,并使他们变得重要的工具。硅谷的顾问称它是Web2.0,好像它是一些旧软件的新版本,但它真的是一场革命。
  
  我们已经为它做好了充足的准备。我们准备用来自巴格达、波士顿和北京的容易消化的、新鲜的新闻,来平衡我们的食谱。你可以了解到美国人的生活状况,只要看看Youtube上视频短片的背景画面-那些乱七八糟的卧室和乱扔着玩具的地下娱乐室,这比观看1000个小时的有线电视更有效。
  
  然而,我们并不是只在观看,我们还在工作,像疯子一样。我们在Facebook上建立档案,在Second Life中成就虚拟人生,在亚马逊写书评,并录制自己的播客视频。我们在博客中讲述我们的候选人的失败,也会在被抛弃时写上一首小诗。我们会用摄像头录下轰炸的过程,也会去编写开放源代码的软件。
  
  美国热爱它孤独的天才——它的爱因斯坦、它的爱迪生、它的乔布斯,但这他们这些孤独的梦想家可能不得不要学会与别人合作了。汽车制造商举办公开的设计竞赛,路透社在它的正式新闻旁边的发布博客上的帖子,微软正在加班加点的工作以抗拒用户自创的Linux。我们正在目击生产力和创新能力的大爆炸,而这一切才刚刚开始,数以百万的创意将以不同的方式从偏僻的角落涌回到全球智力产业中来。
  
  这些人是谁?坦白的讲,谁会在经过一天漫长的工作后坐下来说,“我今晚不会看《迷失》,我将打开计算机,拍一部我的宠物蜥蜴为主角的影片?我要把“50美分”的歌声和皇后乐队的器乐糅合在一起?我要在博客上写下我的心绪,或者写写国家的现状,亦或者街角新开的小酒吧的土豆烧牛肉?谁会有那样的时间、那样的精力和那样的激情?
  
  答案是,你有。你驾驭着全球的媒体、铸造着、设计着新的数字民主,你不计报酬的工作着,并在专家自有的领域中打击着他们。2006年时代人物就是你。
  
  当然,把这些看得过于浪漫也是个错误。Web2.0不仅有人类的智慧,也有人类的愚蠢。YouTube上的一些评论仅就拼写而言就会使你为人类的未来而哭泣,更不用说那些淫秽的内容和赤裸裸的仇恨了。
  
  但一切还是非常有趣,Web2.0是一个宏伟的社会实验。与任何值得尝试的实验一样,它可能会失败。没有路线图告诉我们如何使超过60亿个生物体(而非细菌)在这个星球上一起生活和工作。但2006年给了我们一些主意。这是一个机遇,使国际社会得以用新的方式相互理解。不是政客对政客,伟人对伟人,而是公民对公民,个人对个人。它使人们有机会惊奇的从电脑屏幕中看到了他们自己。请继续吧,告诉我们你不只是感到有点好奇而已。

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