Thursday, 29 June 2006

A good summary of the web revolution

I've read much hype about the internet and 'web 2.0' over the years. Most describes it as techie utopia and cultural phenomena (both good and bad). Here's a bit more, but it gets to the essence of the web - that it is, increasingly, a social phenomenon rather than a technical one.

The industrial revolution isn't remembered for its machines, but for the way it shaped society: migration from countryside to cities, merchants/industrialists superceding aristocracy in wealth, the birth of the modern corporation. This article provides a hint of how the early days of the web many be remembered in years to come.

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