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The Internet is 90% Amateur Crap

The Internet is 90% Amateur Crap
By May 31, 2007

This is the sixth email in an eight-email debate between Kevin Kelly, founder of Wired Magazine, and Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur. Here, Kelly argues that the unapologetic amateurism of online culture is precisely what will … Read More

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The Cult of the Audience

The Cult of the Audience
By May 31, 2007

From: Andrew Keen To: Kevin Kelly Subject: Dylan went electric, and it wasn't your damn business Kevin, You are right, of course, that I’m being intellectually crude (what you call “fundamentalist”) in my polemic on behalf of intellectual property. And … Read More

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Analog Fundamentalism, Digital Ambiguity

Analog Fundamentalism, Digital Ambiguity
By May 30, 2007

From: Kevin Kelly To: Andrew Keen Subject: Absolutism amidst ambiguity Andrew, I’d hate this discussion to get bogged down in the gritty particulars of music copyright. It’s a very well-worn topic, and, like the abortion debate, there seems to be … Read More

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Don’t Scan My Book

Don’t Scan My Book
By May 30, 2007

From: Andrew Keen To: Kevin Kelly Subject: Death or Salvation? Kevin, You say that my book should be called the “Cult of Anonymity” rather than The Cult of the Amateur. :-) Yes, the cult of the amateur and the cult … Read More

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The Cult of Anonymity

The Cult of Anonymity
By May 29, 2007

From: Kevin Kelly To: Andrew Keen Subject: Social contracts vs. digital code Let’s begin where we agree. You say: “We must resist the siren song of anonymity—perhaps the greatest of all digital curses.” I agree. I summarized my argument against … Read More

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Can We Save the Internet?

Can We Save the Internet?
By May 29, 2007

Andrew Keen is the author of Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture. Kevin Kelly is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine. In this week’s Big Question, they debate "Can we save the internet?" From: … Read More

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A “Special Relationship,” Indeed

A “Special Relationship,” Indeed
By May 25, 2007

From: Justin Raimondo To: Michael Freund Subject: The Special Relationship Michael, Yes, it is indeed a shame that you addressed none of my points—most prominently, Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons, in brazen violation of international law. I don’t recall making … Read More

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The Logic of an Ostrich, the Temper of a Bully

The Logic of an Ostrich, the Temper of a Bully
By May 24, 2007

From: Michael Freund To: Justin Raimondo Subject: Tantrums and Mudslinging Justin, What a shame. I was looking forward to seeing how you dealt with the substantive points that I raised in my last message. But you couldn’t hack it. Instead … Read More

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