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Such good journalism, very informative piece
and then i learned all about tim berners-lee and that time he invented the world wide web. good stuff
Its quite intense when you really think about it, had never quite seen the comparison between the web and the printing press but it actually makes a lot of sense... lord knows what could happen huh?
love the idea of thinking of the internet as an ecosystem rather than an economic system
Broke down the information into digestible portions without resorting to condescension or patronizing wording.
especially the thing it did about the thing with things that weren't the things but the things.
I can't tell whether to expect this to be either utterly shite, or properly amayzingz.
Will report back in due course.
that on the Internet, the line between sincerety and sarcasm is very fine indeed.
Seems like I'm proven right in erring on the side of cynicism. It was arse.
Some choice tidbits of pfft-ness:
"A thought experiment"
"it will be the net's own version of 9/11"
"its technical DNA"
"THINK ECOLOGY, NOT ECONOMICS"
"our media "ecosystem", if you like"
"To an ecologist, this looks like an ecosystem whose biodiversity has expanded radically. It's as if a world in which large organisms like dinosaurs [...] had trudged slowly..."
"In fact, copying is to computers as breathing is to living organisms, inasmuch as all computational operations involve it."
Good article. I like the internet, but it scares and shames me.
Ctrl f "Why is Bamos winking"
Ctrl f "ho is razo"
Ctrl f "killer a man"
There are two kinds of tit on the internet:
Those that grace the chests of females
and then there’s you