[ExI] A critical book you should all read

R. Mark Adams, Ph.D. rmadams at epotential.com
Thu Oct 9 15:55:12 UTC 2008

Well- you can get an electronic edition for the Kindle:

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Kindle Edition (Kindle Book) 		$15.42

Not that the general point is inaccurate- namely that the electronic
edition is limited to a closed platform, rather than something broadly
available beyond a single kind of device.  There is nothing wrong with
making money on one's writings, but it seems reasonable to have those
writings available, using open standards, on as many platforms as


Jef Allbright wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 10:22 PM, hkhenson <hkhenson at rogers.com> wrote:
>> _Here Comes Everybody_ by Clay Shirky.
>> Does anyone on this list have a personal connection to Clay?  I would
>> really
>> like to talk to him.
>> I am not sure his insights would allow social engineering, but the
>> should
>> keep us from being surprised at how things develop.
> The book's key idea, that the economics of the web -- the decreasing
> cost of increasing connections in terms of increasingly fine-grained
> similarities -- promotes increasingly synergistic collaborations,
> should be nothing new to denizens of the Extropy list.
> What I find more telling, and ironic, is that despite the book's
> message and the already rapid rise in popularity of electronic
> editions of many **other** books, this author has chosen to
> **restrict** dissemination to hardcover dead-tree mode.
> Not that there's anything wrong with that, but one would do well to
> consider any message within the broader context.
> - Jef
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