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Submission + - Wising Up About The Dumbing Down of The Web

DG writes: "Andrew McAfee, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School, on the dumbing down of the web and why we should embrace it — One of my heroes is The New Yorker's longtime movie critic Pauline Kael, who had the gift of discernment. She cared nothing for any pre-established categories of film (action, art-house, independent, foreign, etc.), trusted her own judgment, and always wrote with insight, clarity, and punch. In her review of "The Road Warrior" (which she called 'terrific junk food' ) she talked about why she went to movies: "to experience all the worlds that all the hacks and craftsmen and artists who worked in the movies could bring into being." Web 2.0 is empowering all kinds of creators: hacks to be sure, but also craftsmen and artists. Shouldn't we be truly excited to experience the best of the worlds they'll put up on the World Wide Web? Full Story"

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