Amusing Ourselves to Death is a great book written by Neil Postman in 1985. A very effective summary is provided by this comic. Are we gonna be killed by our “infinite appetite for distractions”? Postman basically referred to television, but what about the Web, paradise of non-stop and always available distractions?
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Henry Jenkins on Transmedia
The desktop metaphor is, like, so five minutes ago
Clay Shirky on institutions vs. collaboration | Video on TED.com
If it’s really a revolution, it doesn’t take us form point A to point B. It takes us from point A to chaos
An anthropological introduction to YouTube