Thursday, February 1
CYBERSPACE?


Paper #1 is due Friday, Feb. 2 at 4 pm.


ONLINE

READ:

No "There" There. The Atlantic, August 2000.
Is there a place called "cyberspace"?

World of Ends, April 28, 2003.
"What the Internet is and how to stop mistaking it for something else." This was written by a couple of widely published writers on technology issues -- one a former philosophy professor (David Weinberger), and the other an editor at Linux Journal (Doc Searls). (2003)

Entrepreneurs See a Web Guided by Common Sense. New York Times, November 12, 2006.
Web 3.0: New ways to mine human intelligence? Or an unobtainable vision?


OPTIONAL OFFLINE READING

TEXT:

  • Pages 166-170
    (This is a four-page summary of the origins of the web. Read it if you have no idea where this thing called the web came from.)