Just musing, but I find an analogy between the disruption the Internet brought to society and culture and Kubrick's quote re the universe. It also aligns neatly with Terence Malick's new film, The Tree of Life (a must see BTW.). And it fits alongside Paul Ford's point that "the web is its own thing.."
Stanley Kubrick in his 1968 interview with Playboy:
"The most terrifying fact of the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment.
However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light."
Found at Daring Fireball