World of Ends: What the Internet Is


Doc Searls and David Weinberger have written an essay entitled World of Ends: What the Internet Is and How to Stop Mistaking It for Something Else. This is a must read for anyone trying to interpret the Internet (amazing, isn't it, that after all these years it still isn't well understood). There are some important lessons for implementors of eGovernment, public policy wonks, and elected officials. Jerry Mechling ought to make it pre-requisite reading for his Eight Imperatives workshops at the Kennedy School. (That reminds me: Dave Winer and Jerry need to get togther--I'll have to send a note.)