Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Web 2.0 is Marxism? Get a Life

Andrew Keen has an article about Web 2.0 on the CBS News website, posted with the inflammatory title Web 2.0 Is Reminiscent Of Marx.

"Just as Marx seduced a generation of European idealists with his fantasy of self-realization in a communist utopia, so the Web 2.0 cult of creative self-realization has seduced everyone in Silicon Valley." Ohhh, scary talk.

Ben Werdmuller ably disputes this nonsense which is probably designed, as he states, " to ellicit a reply from the blogging community and thereby increase Google ranking, ad revenue and columnist name recognition". And that is free enterprise capitalism at work.

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