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I do not believe he is rejecting all "amateur" work so much as lamenting its uncontrolled growth.
With Keen's book, I not only dog-eared more pages than usual, I also wound up writing notes in the margin, mostly about misleading points the author was making.
Keen thinks this is a bad thing; but that is to assume that the prior state of affairs was unimpeachably good.
What is the common narrative about the internet that we hear everyday? It is that it is a tremendous tool for communication and information, and how it is broken down traditional... Read morePublished 3 months ago by TJ14
This classic is wonderful, but now dated. I'm sure some of the author's opinions have changed a bit, and many of the sources, websites, and programs he refers to no longer exist... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anna Edmonds
This is basically an extended op-ed rant about how you can't trust blogs or Wikipedia or anything online because you don't know how it got there. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Brian
It was an interesting point of view but I finished the book and it kind of feels like all that I learned was one author's opinion. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Katherine
This book utilizes flawed logic and extremely biased studies in an attempt to make a point.
The author lost credibility in the first chapter and things just went downhill from... Read more
A little slow to get into, but once there the content is, as in Keen's previous book, remarkable and prophetic.Published 16 months ago by D. Smith
Not a horrible book and not the most interesting I've ever read. Keen definitely made some valid, undeniable points that I completely agree with. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dawn
Not sure if anything has changed since this book came out... just look at the fashion industry, this past NYFW was a mad house with citizen fashion bloggers up staging the shows... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Peter Pabon
Quite possibly one of the most important books to be written about the new information age, and one that very neatly encapsulated some of my the thoughts I've struggled to express... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Michael Dorosh