6 Replies to “The Lazy Layman Part 3”

  1. Yup, I got an email. Looks like I’ll be forced to put a myspace page together.

  2. That’s an interesting article Michael. I disagree with some things, and agree with others. I agree with the accountability issue. Like all things – reading the news, etc, you must consider source bias.

    I don’t necessarily agree with the need for a “personality” in a wikipedia entry. Especially since this guy’s idea of adding personality to an article is making me read the same paragraph three times!

    He writes “On Cool Tools, the contributors, including me, are not a hive because we are identified.” Well, yes and no. Whether you are identified as Jaron Lanier or DarthNertz or user122554, you are still a Person Whom I Do Not Know Adding Content To The Interweb, which is what all the wikipedia authors are.

    He also writes: “If we start to believe the Internet itself is an entity that has something to say, we’re devaluing those people and making ourselves into idiots.” Okay, sure, but who but an idiot would think the internet is an entity with something to say?

    “What we are witnessing today is the alarming rise of the fallacy of the infallible collective.” That has been going on for centuries.

    Yeah, interesting article though.

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