Retake the Net

Dave Weinberger: For many people, the Net now feels like just another way commercial media feed us content and toys. We can treat it like that. Or we can remember the Net’s original and true essence: it is a…

New year, new Cluetrain

If you’ve been reading me long enough – or had the misfortune to be trained by me – you’ll probably have heard me describe myself as a “grouchy old cluetrain advocate”. And, by “cluetrain”, I mean Cluetrain Manifesto, of course.…

The anti-social iPad?

Kristine compares the media environment around iPad subs with the theories of the last decade: It made me wonder how customers feel about the prospect of being co-owned by Hearst and Apple. I understand the  business sense behind that statement,…