This text looks at how the web is transforming the concepts on which our society is built. It shows that the medium of the web is not only altering social institutions such as business and government but, more importantly, is transforming bedrock concepts of our culture such as space, time, the public and even reality itself. He introduces us to denizens of this world, among them Zannah, whose online diary turns self-revelation into play; Tim Bray, whose map of the web reveals what's at the heart of the web space; and Danny Yee and Claudiu Popa, part of the breed of web experts we trust despite their lack of qualifications.
STAFF PICKS: Six Pixels' Book Recommendations
Posted October 15, 2008, 2:54 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
On October 9th, Mitch Joel of The Six Pixels of Separation Blog posted a list of six Books You Need To Read To Succeed In Business . The post generated quite a lot of buzz, suggesting that, contrary to popular opinion, people still read books. The list was:
The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual by Rick Levine Christopher Locke, Doc Searls & David Weinberger
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky
Life After the 30-Second Spot: Energize Your Brand With a Bold Mix of Alternatives to Traditional Advertising by Joseph Jaffe
Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - Small Pieces Loosely Joined
Posted May 21, 2002, 9:19 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web by David Weinberger, Perseus Publishing, 200 Pages, $25. 00 Hardcover, April 2002, ISBN 0738205435
One of the early landmark books about the Internet was The Cluetrain Manifesto, co-authored by David Weinberger. The book was notorious for talking big, even called pretentious, strident, and absolutely brilliant by the reviewer at The Wall Street Journal.