March 7, 2003 7:09 AM   Subscribe

It's not the end of the world, it's the World of Ends. Doc Searls and David Weinberger, from the Cluetrain Manifesto, come up trying to elucidate "what the Internet is and how to stop mistaking it for something else" in 10 points. In a way it captures back what we could call the "nature of the web" (if it has one - a hint: YES! it has), but it's not a statement, it's more like an inviting - to join, to understand. The question is... "can you hear us Recording Industry?".
posted by nandop (10 comments total)
[this is good] Thanks.
posted by y6y6y6 at 7:28 AM on March 7, 2003

Excellent, thanks. I fear the recording industry, and everyone else who doesn't 'get' the internet will continue to disregard for a long time yet however.....
posted by Markb at 7:52 AM on March 7, 2003

As good and clear and well-written as this is, I can't help but wonder how many of the people who actually need to read this will read it.
posted by wanderingmind at 8:17 AM on March 7, 2003

wanderingmind, you're right - I too worry that only those who need to read this will read it. Even of those who do read it, only those who get it will get it. That's not to say it was not worth writting - it will be a good resource to point to.
posted by stevengarrity at 10:15 AM on March 7, 2003

posted by Espoo2 at 10:50 AM on March 7, 2003

Well, if anyone who should read it will actually read it? Don't know too. But at least now it's written.
posted by nandop at 11:18 AM on March 7, 2003

Wow. It should probably be mandatory to link to that. Or even mirror it and link to it, since it's released under a public domain cc license.
posted by walrus at 1:26 PM on March 7, 2003

Some intresting points:

1) There can only be about 4.3 billion people on the current version of the 'net. In japan, there is less then one IPv4 address per person.

2) according to soundbitten, you can actualy make money selling pet-food on the internet. So there.
posted by delmoi at 7:55 PM on March 10, 2003

Also make sure not to miss our very own wonderchicken's insouciant satire of this essay.
posted by walrus at 6:24 AM on March 11, 2003

Dammit, it's trackbacked below. Just ignore me.
posted by walrus at 6:25 AM on March 11, 2003

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