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on August 31, 2003
The reason that I chose to read this in the first place was that I was seeing it listed in sidebar after weblog sidebar, so it seemed like the "in" book to be reading right now. I quickly discovered that there is good reason for all the buzz. This book will probably be solely remembered for its spin on the Warhol quote that "on the Internet, everyone will be famous to 15 people" (loose paraphrase), and that's a shame, because it's so much more than that. Weinberger asserts that the advent of the Web has forced us to take a hard look at our assumptions about things like space, time, relationships, and what really matters to us. The Web, rather than something that is inherently good or bad, is a fairly accurate reflection of who we are as a society. Weinberger's style is both enlightening and disarming. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about where we've come since the Web's introduction, and (perhaps) where we're going.
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on May 24, 2002
David Weinberger's recent work illustrates a unique persepective of what is driving the web's popularity. You may have thought the meteoric growth was being driven by the technologically elite, or kids doing instant messaging, or perhaps e-commerce. But according to the author, its really being driven by our need to be ourselves and the unique setting that the web provides for exhibiting our real (or assumed) personalities. This refreshing view makes logical sense and may hold the key to how business (and society) can leverage its awesome power going forward.
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