“The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing our Culture” by Andrew Keen

July 30th, 2007 at 4:08 pm

What an inciteful title! Evidently, this Silicon Valley entreprenuer argues in his new book that “what the Web 2.0 revolution is really delivering
is superficial observations of the world around us rather than deep
analysis, shrill opinion rather than considered judgment.” The New York Times’ review of the book quotes Keen as insisting that, “‘history has proven that the crowd is not often very wise,’ embracing unwise ideas like ‘slavery, infanticide, George W. Bush’s war in Iraq, Britney Spears.” Mr. Keen, good sir, I will give you slavery, infanticide, and George W. Bush’s war in Iraq. But you leave Britney out of this!

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