Doc Searls Weblog · How anywhere is everywhere

Reading Doc's article reminded me of Jonathan Zitrain's compelling and prescient examination of the generative capacity of the Internet and its tens of millions of attached PCs . Zittrain defined generativity as a technology’s overall capacity to produce unprompted change driven by large, varied, and uncoordinated audiences.

This development—the worldwide adoption of TCP/IP—is beyond profound. It’s a change as radical as we might have if all the world suddenly spoke one common language. Even more radically, it creates a second digital world that coexists with our physical one.


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