Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory Of The Web

Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory Of The Web

by David Weinberger
     
 

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In this insightful social commentary, David Weinberger goes beyond misdirected hype to reveal what is truly revolutionary about the Web. Just as Marshall McLuhan forever altered our view of broadcast media, Weinberger shows that the Web is transforming not only social institutions but also bedrock concepts of our world such as space, time, self, knowledge-even reality…  See more details below

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In this insightful social commentary, David Weinberger goes beyond misdirected hype to reveal what is truly revolutionary about the Web. Just as Marshall McLuhan forever altered our view of broadcast media, Weinberger shows that the Web is transforming not only social institutions but also bedrock concepts of our world such as space, time, self, knowledge-even reality itself. Through stories of life on the Web, a unique take on Web sites, and a pervasive sense of humor, Weinberger is the first to put the Web into the social and intellectual context we need to begin assessing its true impact on our lives. The irony, according to Weinberger, is that this seemingly weird new technology is more in tune with our authentic selves than is the modern world. Funny, provocative, and ultimately hopeful, Small Pieces Loosely Joined makes us look at the Web as never before.

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"The Web has not been hyped enough." That startling contention is at the heart of this paradigm-setting book. According to Cluetrain Manifesto coauthor David Weinberger, the Web is a new world that we're just beginning to inhabit. Noting that new worlds create new people, he explains how the Web is hitting us and how this distance-negating medium is extending our perceptions. Quick, potent, and virtually indescribable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786730452
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
11/05/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
372 KB

Meet the Author

David Weinberger is the publisher of JOHO (Journal of the Hyperlinked Organization). Co-author of the best-selling The Cluetrain Manifesto, he is a commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and has written for a wide variety of publications, including Wired, the New York Times, and Smithsonian.

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