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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Cult Of The Amateur?

This book has created quite a debate in the US and while I'm not sure it will win me over, I am looking forward to reading it. To determine a UK publication date (June), I contacted the author who told me that he will be in the UK for a week at the end of June and would be interested in speaking/debating opportunities at that time. Anyone know of geek dinners, marketing industry gatherings or similar that might fit that bill?


Blogger Charles Frith said...

Is it just me that sees the Title as akin to "How the renaissance is killing the dark ages"?

And anyway is your PR headline writing career turning 'pro' now that you've just made 500 bucks out of it?

1:03 AM, May 01, 2007  
Blogger iScatterling said...

Who among us will interpret the tagline as,"OK, kill the culture and the internet if you must, but whatever you do, I pray you, leave the blogosphere alone....!"

Anyway, when I'm done with blogging I watch Castaway and Shipwrecked then the Hollyoaks omnibus or Noel Edmund's 'Deal or No Deal'.

Wozzamatta wif that? Cultural innit? As far as I am concerned I get more than enough culture of an evening so to heck with that Renaissance milarky! What time does that come on anyway? ITV3 or BBCfree?

6:24 AM, May 01, 2007  
Anonymous CK said...

You want me to get the book and send it to ya? Being a bookworm (and host of the coolest book club um, ever)it bothers me when the globe can't get books.

Lemme know and I can order it and then send it your way.

I've yet to see it so now I'm curious (as the 'c' in CK stands for curious).

9:21 PM, May 01, 2007  
Blogger The Dead Artist said...

From what I've read about this, and what this chap has to say I think I would probably like to meet him.

Because he makes me an angry ghost. Can someone organise a meeting? I may be able to get a day pass to your side of the void.

11:12 PM, May 01, 2007  
Anonymous Susi said...

I don't know if this will win me over either, but I'll be most keen on A. Keen's speach/debate in London when he comes over in June.

How about starting a list for interested participants?

I see many parallels between your thinking and Lao Zi's. Truth is universal, cross cultural, and timeless. So please do keep on blogging!

2:05 AM, May 02, 2007  
Blogger john dodds said...


I'd never thought of myself as a philosopher but tell me more.


jealousy?? I'm always professional - you know that!


Angry? Are you saying that emotions are not mere corporeal weaknesses?


I despair, does your african harem know about this?

12:13 PM, May 02, 2007  
Blogger iScatterling said...

Best kept from the naggging tongues of the harem. What the mind doesn't know, the heart will not miss.

9:52 AM, May 04, 2007  
Anonymous Andres B said...

I guess Andrew Keen is the Jack Thompson of the Web2.0

1:32 PM, May 06, 2007  

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