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    Wednesday, February 07, 2007

    The Benefits of Web 2.0?

    Gizmodo posted this web 2.0 commentary from Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology( i love that title. One of my favorite classes in college was a culture class, PT Barnum anyone?) at Kansas State University. Its a brilliant commentary on the evolution of text to web to web 2.0. Michael brings up some great questions on how we define censorship, authorship, copyrights in this day and age which borrows so heavily from the world around us. Can someone own html? Where does open-source fit in? How will our ethics change? He doesn't add much forecast on this but thats really besides the point. The benefits of 2.0 have already been absorbed as normal by today's generation. Now I only want to know more about the changes in the future.

    Best quote from Michael "We're teaching the machine, and the machine is us. Time to rethink the world. The network is the machine; the machine is us."

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