jul 14

What Do We Do Next?

Another Clay Shirky thing you probably should read: Not an Upgrade -- An Upheaval. What I appreciate about Shirky's voice during this wacky moment in media history is that it is neither conservative publisher crying about the existence of Google/Craigslist nor celebratory I-Told-You-So squealing. You don't get the sense that he's trying to make "a brand" out of his prognosis. It's just reasoned, pragmatic thinking. [via]


Agreed. Remember that emotion thing recently? He neither said "oh my God, the sky is falling, emotion is totally replacing reason" nor did he say "alright, this is the future, get on board!". Instead, it was just basically "okay look, here are the cultural effects of these structural changes. Now how do we react so we can find a balance?". It's a refreshing change.

posted by Nav at 11:27 PM on July 14, 2009

I am so sick of that fucking hack. He's an uninsightful idiot.

posted by hater at 6:52 PM on July 15, 2009

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