David Weinberger & Doc Searls: World of Ends What the Internet Is and How to Stop Mistaking It for Something Else.

Knowledge, P2P / Panarchy
David Weinberger

World of Ends

What the Internet Is and How to Stop Mistaking It for Something Else.

EXTRACTThe Nutshell

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

Read full expansion of the above points.

Phi Beta Iota:  Written in 2003, this essay remains up on the Internet and remains a solid reference for the continuing cognitive dissonance.

See Also:

DuckDuckGo for David Weinberger

DuckDuckGo for Doc Searls

Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder

The Cluetrain Manifesto: 10th Anniversary Edition

The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge

Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room