Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Nov 1, 2008 - COMPUTERS - 240 pages
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In this insightful social commentary, David Weinberger goes beyond misdirected hype to reveal what is truly revolutionary about the Web. Just as Marshall McLuhan forever altered our view of broadcast media, Weinberger shows that the Web is transforming not only social institutions but also bedrock concepts of our world such as space, time, self, knowledge-even reality itself. Through stories of life on the Web, a unique take on Web sites, and a pervasive sense of humor, Weinberger is the first to put the Web into the social and intellectual context we need to begin assessing its true impact on our lives. The irony, according to Weinberger, is that this seemingly weird new technology is more in tune with our authentic selves than is the modern world. Funny, provocative, and ultimately hopeful, Small Pieces Loosely Joined makes us look at the Web as never before.

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Review: Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory Of The Web

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

Only on the web does a book 12 years old feel like ancient history. In many respects, Weinberger was prescient, identifying trends that have become more and more powerful (eg, one passage could be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mikal - Goodreads

This book is a useful philosophical narrative for the web. To develop a web based application, to use the web for purposes of organization or to use the tools of the present day web is to build ... Read full review



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David Weinberger is the publisher of JOHO ( Journal of the Hyperlinked Organization ). Co-author of the best-selling The Cluetrain Manifesto , he is a commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and has written for a wide variety of publications, including Wired , the New York Times , and Smithsonian .

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