Is the Internet Disappointed In Us?
Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hyatt Regency Austin
Texas Ballroom 4-7
208 Barton Springs Rd
The Web arrived in glory and hope. It was going to be a new beginning that let us at last get right our relationships to business, to governments, to media, to one another. Now even many of the early Internet enthusiasts think the Web has recentralized, new authorities replacing the old, and if anything has changed, it's for the worse. But is that true? Are we taking the positive changes for granted? Most important, what are the real opportunities the Internet opens for us? What can we do -- as individuals and in connection -- to take advantage of the gift the Internet has given us?
David Weinberger, Ph.D., writes about how the Internet is shaping our most fundamental understanding of ourselves. In books including "The Cluetrain Manifesto" (co-author), "Small Pieces Loosely Jo...Show the rest
David Weinberger, Ph.D., writes about how the Internet is shaping our most fundamental understanding of ourselves. In books including "The Cluetrain Manifesto" (co-author), "Small Pieces Loosely Joined," "Everything Is Miscellaneous," and "Too Big to Know," he has explored the implications of the Internet for marketing, journalism, business strategy, information organization, knowledge, politics, science, and much more. He is a senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and a fellow at the Harvard Shorenstein Center. He has been a Franklin Fellow at the US State Dept., an entrepreneur and marketing consultant to high tech companies, and co-director of Harvard's Library Innovation Lab. Dr. Weinberger's doctorate is in philosophy from the University of Toronto.Hide the rest