Sanger stated that the book "combines several different criticisms of Web 2. See, that is not actually a case of amateurs diluting artistic output, but of giving amateurs a chance to prove that maybe they also have some talent!
And second of all, how great is that Barenaked Ladies thing? Are you telling me that, prior to the internet, you never though any writer of any article or story or book might have a personal bias or agenda that a reader might want to take into account before blindly following? He views this expert-based filtering process as beneficial, improving the quality of popular discourse, and argues that it is being circumvented.
And let me say, too, that the reason this is two stars and not one and actually was almost three is that it really made me mad, and really made me think, which is no small feat.
First of all, buddy, even the most fervent devotee of art would never, never conflate making a record with performing surgery. Some traditional sources gave the book positive or neutral reviews while the book received generally negative reactions from bloggers.
Trewavas stated as well, "in agriculture, pesticides, food and farming, expert scientific knowledge and experience is seemingly regarded as having no more weight than that of the opinionated, unqualified and inexperienced environmentalist.
Keep sucking, amateur film- and commercial-makers! And he suggests that as CD sales fall in the face of digital piracy and single-song downloads and the music business becomes increasingly embattled, new artists will discover that Internet fame does not translate into the sort of sales or worldwide recognition enjoyed by earlier generations of musicians.
Plus it got me into several loud arguments with my boyfriend in public places, which is always a plus. It certainly did to me. In the second half of the book, he uses a lot of case-in-point sob-stories which made me cringe and cringe and cringe.
From the anti—self publishing chapter: Sucked out of the economy??? From the anti-blog chapter: He highlights that popular opinion has supported "slavery, infanticide, George W. He is also extremely enamored with his writing skills, and utterly enraptured with dramatics.
Contents[ edit ] Keen argues against the idea of a read-write culture in media, stating that "most of the content being shared— no matter how many times it has been linked, cross-linked, annotated, and copied— was composed or written by someone from the sweat of their creative brow and the disciplined use of their talent.NPR coverage of The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet is Killing our Culture by Andrew Keen.
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The cult of the amateur: how today's internet is killing our culture. [Andrew Keen] -- Silicon Valley insider and pundit Andrew Keen claims that today's new participatory Web threatens our values, economy, and ultimately the very innovation and creativity that forms the fabric of.Download