Never let it be said that I don’t like a good technology-mediated conversation. My favorite recent one is on the topic of serendipity and whether the web enlarges it or shrinks it. I’m not sure whether the discussion is trivial or profound, and that’s precisely why I like it. The latest installment is from the BBC’s Bill Thompson. If you haven’t been following it, it all began with an op-ed by William McKeen, which stirred a response from Steven Johnson, which provoked a modest contribution from myself. There are also some excellent comments, particularly on Johnson’s post.
You know, I’m feeling frighteningly big-hearted this morning. I’ve already sent a love note to Tim O’Reilly and his crew, and now I’m praising the internet as a medium for exchanging ideas. That Google Brain Plug-In must finally be working.