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  - Martin - Goodreads

I didn't enjoy this as much as I thought I would. I am a big fan of his previous book, Everything Is Miscellaneous, but this book was far more philosophical and abstract than I was expecting. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hana Carpenter - Goodreads

A time capsule of technologist optimism. This book is a poignant read; so many of the author's ambitions for the future of the Internet failed to come true. If you want to see what potential this ... 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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