I’m quoted towards the end in Social Machines, the cover story of the August issue of MIT Technology Review. The article is the most comprehensive summary of Web 2.0 that I’ve read so far, and it does take a while to read through. The gist:

The arrival of continuous computing means that people who live in populated areas of developed countries (and increasingly, developing ones such as China and India) can spend entire days inside a kind of invisible, portable “information field.” This field is created by constant, largely automated coöperation between

1) the digital devices people carry, such as laptops, media players,
and camera phones

2) the wireline and wireless networks that serve people’s locations as
they travel about, and

3) the Internet and its growing collection of Web-based tools for finding information and communicating and collaborating with other people.

I think it’s an important detail that TR Senior Editor Wade Roush blogged a draft of the text early on, and incorporated quite a few readers’ comments in the final print version.


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Smart Mobs
July 10th, 2005 at 10:18 pm (#)

Social Machines

Philip Jeffrey points Smartmobs readers to this article in MIT Technology Review as an example of the power of the many as Wade Roush posted drafts on his blog in order to get feedback. This is similar to what David…

Tech Coast
July 13th, 2005 at 4:07 pm (#)

‘Social Machines’ Enters the Blogosphere

The ideas in our "Social Machines" feature (Technology Review version, blog version) are starting to provoke responses here and there on the Web. It seems that the story’s timing was about right. Of course, we were far from the first…

Tuhat sanaa
August 14th, 2005 at 5:08 am (#)

Engeström peräänkuuluttaa yhteiskunnalta kaikille avointa langatonta laajakaistaa

Kaupunkiverkko luo pohjaa kasvulle (HS €), sanoo tutkija Jyri Engeström kompaten asiasta aiemmin kirjoittanutta Susanna Mukkilaa. Mukkila kirjoitti (HS 11.8. €), että avoin langaton kaupunkiverkko on tulevaisuuden infrastruktuuripalveluja siinä kui

Tuhat sanaa
August 14th, 2005 at 7:55 am (#)

Web 2.0

Engeström luonnehti MIT Technology Reviewn elokuun juttua Social Machines parhaaksi kiteytykseksi Web 2.0 – termistä:
“Web 2.0”: the transformation of the original Web of static documents
[ Static documents: Web 1.0 consisted largely of text files

August 18th, 2005 at 6:35 am (#)

Commerce, innovation and Web 2.0 (again)

I do believe we are living through a momentous change in the history of culture and technology for which, at least in part and currently, ‘Web 2.0’ serves as a useful, if sometimes over-charged, short-hand. As an educator, I am

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