Posts Tagged ‘ Dave Winer ’

Plato’s Nightmare; or: Wake me when the Singularity is Here

I just started a book about blogging called Say Everything by Scott Rosenberg. He has compiled a history of the user-based phenomena that has defined the internet since its inception. It is a chronicle of its prime movers, the self-appointed emperors of small universes everywhere.

A story is told of one of the first people to use email to create networks, a software entrepreneur  named Dave Winer. The book has reproduced snippets of his original community emails, which happened to include Bill Gates in its original network. One line caught my attention:

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