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Believe it or not, self promotion is not something I do well. It is brought home to me regularly when I’m writing monthly reports in the office or when someone asks me for my bio for a speaking gig. A couple of months ago I tweeted that I needed help with this and several people […]
In a recent piece at egdge.org Clay Shirky talks about the changes brought about by the internet and relates them to historical events. To make a historical analogy with the last major increase in the written word, you could earn a living in 1500 simply by knowing how to read and write. The spread of those […]
Even With the Sacred Printing Press, We Got Erotic Novels 150 Years Before We Got Scientific Journals.
http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf Clay Shirky talks about cognitive surplus in this Ted talk. Now it’s tempting to want to get the Ushahidis without the LOLcats, right, to get the serious stuff without the throwaway stuff. But media abundance never works that way. Freedom to experiment means freedom to experiment with anything. Even with the sacred printing press, […]