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Andrew Keen

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Now public: newspapers are dead

Now public: newspapers are dead

Bambi Francisco of Marketwatch tells us that journalism is just a matter of "perspective". So we turn our perspective on her. And we find La Bambi on Pluto -- guilty of using "dwarf logic" in her justification of citizen media

March 17, 2007 by in Tech Industry

What is "original content"?

What is "original content"?

What is "original content"? If we are to believe the Silicon Valley choir (and the Financial Times' Stefan Stern), its "borrowing" ideas from other people. But the truth is that intellectual theft is not only dishonourable -- it's also bad poetry.

March 14, 2007 by in Legal

The GORB is GROSS

The GORB is GROSS

The GORB, a site that allows us to evaluate the qualities of other human beings, is utterly gross. It represents the utter bankruptcy of the Web 2.0 economy -- with its obsession with anonymity and rating the value of things we know nothing about.

March 11, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Yes Donna, Google is overrated

Yes Donna, Google is overrated

Donna Bogatin is right -- Google is indeed overrated. In her Fast Company debate with Google apologist Danny Sullivan, Donna argues that the Mountain View based leviathan is not a "well-rounded" company.

March 1, 2007 by in Google

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