This interview with Tim Berners-Lee is a couple of weeks old but maybe you haven’t seen it. It would be kind of, I don’t know, an understatment, glaringly obvious, whatever, but the guy who invented the web sure “gets it”.
First off, above and beyond the buzz words, blogs, wikis and all let everyone be part of the web, not just readers.
For years I had been trying to address the fact that the web for most people wasn’t a creative space; there were other editors, but editing web pages became difficult and complicated for people. What happened with blogs and with wikis, these editable web spaces, was that they became much more simple… When you write a blog, you don’t write complicated hypertext, you just write text, so I’m very, very happy to see that now it’s gone in the direction of becoming more of a creative medium.
I looooove this part. Good analogy.
When you say there are a lot of lies out there, if you go randomly picking up pieces of paper in the street or leafing through garbage at the garbage dump what are the chances you’ll find something reliable written on the paper that you find there? Very small. When you go onto the internet, if you really rummage around randomly then how do you hope to find something of any of value?