david weinberger

david weinberger

Tides are changing or web surfers

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Facebook's stock flotation is another blow for those who see surfing the web as a modern-day form of flânerieDavid Weinberger has a new book out entitled Too Big to Know in which he argues that one of the implications of a comprehensively networked society is that the nature of knowledge...
Tides are changing or web surfers

What if Zuck invented the web?

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David Weinberger asks a thought-provoking question on his blog. It would make an interesting debate. I don't believe it's anywhere near as simple, or black and white, as he portrays it. I spent some time this week with Joe Hewitt who was in NY and one of the things we...
What if Zuck invented the web?

Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore?

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We can probably agree that the local supermarket has no moral or ethical or business obligation to sell cherry-flavored Cap’n Crunch. If the owner doesn’t like cherries, she doesn’t have to sell them. And the cereal maker shouldn’t work under the assumption that every store that sells food will...
Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore?

Andy Carvin on Twitter as a newsroom and being human

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By now, many people are familiar with the story of how NPR editor Andy Carvin used Twitter to create a kind of crowdsourced newswire during the Arab Spring revolutions in the Middle East last year, inventing a brand-new kind of journalism on the fly and in full public view....
Andy Carvin on Twitter as a newsroom and being human

David Weinberger: If Mark Zuckerberg Invented the Web - The Huffington Post /via @jmcesteves

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David Weinberger: If Mark Zuckerberg Invented the Web - The Huffington Post /via @jmcesteves

David Weinberger's Web of Ideas: John Hagel on the Power of Pull

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David Weinberger's Web of Ideas: John Hagel on the Power of Pull

Who decides what gets sold in the bookstore?

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We can probably agree that the local supermarket has no moral or ethical or business obligation to sell cherry-flavored Cap’n Crunch. If the owner doesn’t like cherries, she doesn’t have to sell them. And the cereal maker shouldn’t work under the assumption that every store that sells food will necessarily...
Who decides what gets sold in the bookstore?

The Cost of Paying Lip Service

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I just read this piece by David Weinberger about how the Internet wasn’t especially useful to him during the traffic misery caused by the Iceland volcano issue. The services work fine when everything is going well, but when the crisis hit, the sites became immediately useless. I’m not surprised, but...
The Cost of Paying Lip Service

Boot up: Windows 8 v context, coding pre-internet, Brit startups boom, and more

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Plus 3D printing grows faster and faster, Tim O'Reilly on the Kindle (in 2009), Evgeny Morozov on O'Reilly, and moreA burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamMicrosoft and the context-sensitive search problem >> PocketablesWilliam Devereux: Based on these two recent Windows 8...
Boot up: Windows 8 v context, coding pre-internet, Brit startups boom, and more

How the e-book landscape is becoming a walled garden

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Just as a few massive chain stores eventually came to dominate the traditional printed book market in North America, the e-book marketplace is a kind of oligopoly involving a few major players — primarily Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble. And while bookstore owners of all kinds are free...
How the e-book landscape is becoming a walled garden

The Empire acquires the rebel alliance: Mendeley users revolt against Elsevier takeover

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In a much-rumored deal announced on Tuesday, academic publisher Elsevier (please see disclosure below) is acquiring Mendeley — a widely-used open platform for collaboration and networking related to scientific research — for about $70 million. While the founders of the network maintain that they are committed to the “open access”...
The Empire acquires the rebel alliance: Mendeley users revolt against Elsevier takeover

Technology is a double-edged sword

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When it comes to technological innovation and its effects on our lives and culture, both the luddites and the evangelists have a pointOver at the New Statesman, Steven Poole is Mad as Hell. Like Howard Beale in the film Network, he's Not Going to Take It Any More. What's bugging him...
Technology is a double-edged sword

The Explosion of 15th Century Printing: A Data Visualization

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Harvard's metaLAB is "dedicated to exploring and expanding the frontiers of networked culture in the arts and humanities," pursuing interdisciplinary research like this fascinating look at the spread of printing across Europe in the 1400s. Drawing on data from the university's library collections, the animation below maps the number...
The Explosion of 15th Century Printing: A Data Visualization
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