Monday, June 25, 2007
I am posting in haste. I have to go to White City to appear on Radio 4's Today programme to talk to Andrew Keen about his book. This is slightly awkward as I shall be doing exactly the same thing this evening at the ICA. I think I shall be pro- this morning and anti- this evening. Though I have reservations about Keen's arguments - basically that the internet in its Web 2.0 incarnation is destroying culture - I don't take it personally. Web geeks do, however. Any suggestion that new web technologies are anything less than the harbingers of heaven on earth is greeted with howls of abuse and accusations of elitism, luddism, baby-roasting etc. This is, I suppose, because geeks 2.0 have, in their imaginations, become one with the web. Insult the web and you insult them. In time, their pale, meat bodies will fade away and they will become their Facebook profiles, immune and immortal. Anyway, as I said, this is in haste, but at least, thanks to Web 2.0, I can leave you with this - wonderful film title sequence.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:23 am