Tue 24th February 2009, 9:22pm
QUOTE(Kato @ Tue 24th February 2009, 3:19pm)
QUOTE(UserB @ Tue 24th February 2009, 1:23pm)
Interesting article ... thanks for posting. I had always wondered whatever happened to mp3.com. I never knew (or just don't remember) that they had forums, but I used to download music from there back in the day. They had a really good supply of Christian music.
I knew nothing about any of this, so it was a very informative read. And there are comparisons to Wikipedia.
The crucial difference between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, according to Andrew Odlyzko’s 2001 article Content is not King is the idea that communication is more important than content, or in other words traffic is more important than thought.
That article by Odlyzko is pretty key to understanding the logic of what's happening in community-driven web 2.0 sites (of which Wikipedia is a shining example): the point being is that since traffic is more profitable than content, that's all they want. Verifiability, not truth
is just another way of saying this, in so many words.
Thinking about this, especially in the context of Judd's work on this subject, I'm beginning to think that this aspect of web 2.0 and the current meltdown of financial sectors are just two symptoms of the same phenomenon.
In any rate, think of this first post of mine as laying out some general themes, which will be developed over time.
QUOTE(Jon Awbrey @ Tue 24th February 2009, 3:34pm)
This all goes back to the days of the Perceptron and the the fact that Connectionism can't do Logic. Web Zero was founded on that philosophy and it's the underlying reason why Web* remains so Artefactually UnIntelligent today.
I don't believe that the web was ever supposed to be "intelligent", except in the way that you could call a telephone "intelligent". It was just a way for a buncha U guys to send letters around quickly. Nobody was ever expecting it to be any more than that.
It's always when somebody sees a way to get exploit it that it gets to be problematic. But I suppose you could say the same thing about a hammer that is used as a murder weapon: nobody blames the hammer...
QUOTE(Lar @ Tue 24th February 2009, 4:28pm)
If you guys can keep the stuff you do there to the level of the first article or thereabouts, you've got a real winner. Thanks for your efforts so far.
Thanks Lar! I'm looking forward to what Judd comes up with next week, since his slide presentation was so brilliant!