Saturday, November 22, 2008

Food for Thought

There's been a pause in this blog as I work on my proposal for the Vermont Arts Council Art of Action Project. That work also includes a blog, which is being updated far more than this one at the moment. See here.

But today, I stumbled upon this meaty piece by Andrew Keen about the Internet. It is, IMHO a must read.

Confessions of an Internet Iconoclast. You have to scroll down a bit to find it.

After reading it, I was reminded of my ever-so-often-recurring thought about television: it could have been such a wonderful thing.

Still, I am an IA (internet aficionado) and likely always will be. But, at the same time, I agree completely with Andrew!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if that's all true. I think older forms of media are creating their own downfall…Newspapers have become nothing more than sensational gossip columns (even on a local level) and the music industry suffers from rebellion by its own musicians, not just "kleptos"! There's always people who will find a tool and just try to sell it, but the rest of us will use the tool to build a house!