We go on and on ad naseum about how things like social media, Facebook, Twitter are what is important on the web; but seriously people they don’t even come close.
What is important about the web is that is allows people like Andrew Wonder and Steve Duncan capture an incredible part of New York City and then share that with the whole world. They aren’t alone either as there are probably a great many people doing some important and incredible things that we only find out about because the web lets them share it.
This video is a compilation of Steve and Andrew going to the depths of the forgotten New York to the heights of it. I already posted it over at my other haunt, the Inquisitr, but I wanted to share it here as well.
Enjoy, because I know I did and a big thanks to Steve and Andrew; and people like them, for doing what they do and then sharing it with us.
I have been reading a number of posts over the last couple of days about e-books and the conflicting opinions about them. It is a subject about which I have some thoughts on but for some reason couldn’t put into words on paper. So instead I thought I would do my first video blog post on the subject.
Removing the social affordance of loaning someone a book is perhaps the worst crime perpetuated by the new world order of digital content. The communitarian aspect of shared books in libraries is similarly damaged.
Books should be social. Our personal property should be ours to loan to friends.
Imagine if Sears mde it impossible for me to loan my chain saw, or if fingerprint recognition on my VW made it impossible for a neighbor to borrow it?
But, in the name of countering ‘piracy’, we can’t loan The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress to a friend. And our society is lessened because of that.
Hey, like this post? Why not share it with a buddy?