Tuesday, 17 March 2009

radicals get it, pragmatists don't

Plenty of other blogs have linked to this piece by Clay Shirky about newspapers and the internet, and how it compares to the invention of Gutenberg's printing press, and where we might go from here.

Money quote:

'Revolutions create a curious inversion of perception. In ordinary times, people who do no more than describe the world around them are seen as pragmatists, while those who imagine fabulous alternative futures are viewed as radicals.'

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