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After the Software Wars

April 19th, 2009 by admin | No Comments

After the Software Wars

Sometimes a book comes along at a critical moment that helps us make sense of what is happening. Keith Curtis’s After the Software Wars is self published. It is available from  Lulu in paper for $13.95 or a downloadable PDF for free.  Notice the recent revision date on the cover. The moment you decouple the [...]


Clay Shirky on Why I am Writing This

July 25th, 2008 by admin | No Comments

Clay Shirky on Why I am Writing This

NYU media prof, Clay Shirky, has recently published Here Comes Everybody. It’s in the mail as they say, but there is this 40 minute video of Shirky talking about it at the Web 2.0 Expo earlier this year. (Hat tip, John Sumser)  The book puts forward many ideas about how the new media environment created [...]


Bell the Cat

January 7th, 2008 by admin | No Comments

Bell the Cat

Peter Magnusson is engaged in a project to try to pin down Quality on the Web. He points to the crux of the matter thus: “on the Internet, everybody can see if you’re an idiot, they just can’t do much about it.” He does not disclose exactly what he is trying to do about it [...]


Transfer Media?

December 26th, 2007 by admin | No Comments

Transfer Media?

A semaphore tower – courtesy Wikipedia Riepl’s Law, put forward by the German newspaperman Wolfgang Riepl in 1913, states that when new media emerge old ones don’t simply go away, they adapt and change. A contemporary German media CEO, Mattais Dorphner put it in contemporary terms this way here: …..new media do not replace existing [...]


Purpose

I propose developing a new media theory as called for by Camile Paglia based on the work of Marshal McLuhan, Norman A Brown, Leslie Fiedler, as well as Eric S Raymond, Glenn Reynolds and others. See the Invitation for fuller information and how you may be able to participate. I want your help just like Linus Torvalds wanted help developing Linux.

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