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Jaron Lanier's world

posted Jan 26, 2010, 11:16 AM by Alex Pearson   [ updated Jan 26, 2010, 11:21 AM by Alex Pearson ]
About 75% through his book, You are not a Gadget. I think he is right to connect the decline of authorship with a decline in creativity. My interest is in the idea of authority on the web, which is close to the idea of authorship. One of the reasons that I stress on this site just who I am and what I and I alone am thinking is that I do not want it to be a rehash, aggregate or retweet of what others are thinking. That is not a contribution. My 10 year old has started to write his own book and is talking about what it is to be an author. He is just sparking with creativity and dreams. Quite an inspiration.