Charles Leadbeater offers a breezy, pleasant discussion of the Internet’s possibilities for collaboration. Much of his commentary will seem familiar to those who know the area. However, his predictions of widespread social transformation give readers more meaty ideas to consider. While he clearly looks forward to many of these changes, he explains just how and when they don’t work, and why this powerful transformation in collaboration via the Internet hasn’t affected many pockets of society. His awareness of the Web’s limits lends weight to his discussion of its upside potential. The book’s clarity and style make it accessible to the casual observer, but getAbstract recommends it even more to those who already are somewhat grounded in this topic and who want to consider all aspects of the World Wide Web’s real future potential.
About the Author
Charles Leadbeater wrote for Financial Times for 10 years. He is also the author of Living on Thin Air and Up the Down Escalator.
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1 decade agoOne of the "take away" notes was that this will help "democratize" the world. Sadly the author has no idea how to use this term properly.
But yes - the web is a way to really get people to connect in ways we never could before. Social networking is a prime example.
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1 decade agoNot sure if it is my browser but I can print this out in a format that is readible. I prints in a small box format.