David Weinberger & Doc Searls: World of Ends What the Internet Is and How to Stop Mistaking It for Something Else.
World of Ends
What the Internet Is and How to Stop Mistaking It for Something Else.
1. The Internet isn’t complicated . 2. The Internet isn’t a thing. It’s an agreement. . 3. The Internet is stupid.
4. Adding value to the Internet lowers its value. . 5. All the Internet’s value grows on its edges. . 6. Money moves to the suburbs. . 7. The end of the world? Nah, the world of ends. . 8. The Internet’s three virtues: . a. No one owns it . b. Everyone can use it . c. Anyone can improve it . 9. If the Internet is so simple, why have so many been so boneheaded about it? . 10. Some mistakes we can stop making already
Phi Beta Iota: Written in 2003, this essay remains up on the Internet and remains a solid reference for the continuing cognitive dissonance.