See, Keen is really just a crazed alarmist, decrying every aspect of user-generated culture. I want to finish the book but at this point it's just become pure torture to read it. Right, because TV and movies produce such top-quality entertainment every time. Leave a Reply Name required Email required Message. Keen is decidedly pro-establishment.
The cult of the amateur in agriculture threatens food security.
I think it is predicated on a view of technology that ignores the costs of production, and the nature of technological change. The history of British manufacturing and technology since the Second World War often makes for dismal reading: Is this blog entry an even greater self-parody of blogs? In sheds and hangars left over from the war, scientists and craftsmen created rockets - Blue Streak, Black Knight - of an elegance and economy that made the Apollo rockets look like vertical hippopotami. With the dream of making the world a more musical place, I founded Audiocafe.
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For birth of the book, aristocrats' anxiety was accompanying also that the printed book will mess up in the head for men but people weren't caring about opinions of elites but they were mocking at them, they were writing and they have sometimes written pamphlets taking a risk with even an life. I could raise more questions - doesn't every blogger start out an on "obscure blog"? Hacks are now cranking out "an endless digital forest of mediocrity;" "the professional is being replaced by the amateur It is with great shock and disappointment that I read the book "The Cult of the Amateur. But be warned that it has some illegible marginalia, and my kid doodled on one page page 40 , unbeknownst to me.
Lessig, misguided as he is, suggests that digital content—whether it be a song, a video, a short story, or a photograph—should be commonly owned for the benefit of everyone. But for news, or something require real expertise, we are running low now. I accept the premise on its face, that the web is chock full of amateurs blathering on about their most mundane thoughts and dreams. He need not worry about his own voice being drowned out. Forcibly shut down blogs? Often prefixed in apposition to another designation, as amateur painter, amateur gardener. Take, for example, the competition that Frito-Lay ran to 'discover' an amateur commercial for their Doritos corn chips.