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Posts on ‘June 7th, 2006’

Community, Not Hive

Jaron Lanier’s essay, “Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism,” has sparked tons of responses, as he no doubt hoped. Here’s mine: The collected thoughts from people responding to Jaron Lanier’s essay are not a hive mind, but they’ve done a better job of dissecting his provocative essay than any one of us […]

The Wealth of Networks

Yochai Benkler has written perhaps the most important book of year, The Wealth of Networks, which expands on work he’s been doing for a long time now on the advantages of peer production as opposed to top-town production. Anyone who wants to understand much of the intellectual underpinning of what comprises citizen media needs to […]