Books – Things Which Don’t Grow Old

To be affronted by the fact that the work I’ve done writing this blog will most likely not realize to any monetary return is a sad thought. However, it is a fact that Clay Shirkey (2002) suggests I should come to terms with. The blogging platforms on the internet such as WordPress and Tumblr give everyone else…

Convergence: Coexistence not Minimization, weird right?

Many people mistake convergence as being old technologies and media being replaced by an all-encompassing device of convenience that will fit your pocket. However, Jenkins opposes this idea and instead states that convergence is altering “the relationship between existing technologies” (p. 15) as new ones are introduced. It is the restructuring of old technologies and…

Copyright – Good or Bad?

Two weeks ago I made a blogpost selling the usefulness and need for intellectual property and copyright. However after further digging into the issue I think my stance has started to waiver. I went and read into the license agreements of a few games and discovered that some corporations can exploit the use of copyright…

Corporations – They can’t be that big

The information network; the mass of information communicated and placed in a space we call the internet has become a foundation of our current society. The creation of information networks have led to many things one of which is greater labour flexibility. Work can now be brought into the home and we now have the…

Who doesn’t like free stuff

The web as we know it hasn’t just appeared, but has gone through a process, an evolution that has only been successful due to technological advancements.It began from Tim Berners-Lee who started the World Wide Web. His aim for the world wide web was so that he could allow for everyone to have access to…

Cyberspace: Its Possibilities

Cyberspace; an intangible dimension full of possibilities that can empower not only virtual lives but also REAL lives. Lessig, L in his book “Four Puzzles From Cyberspace” delves into the concept where cyberspace allows people to exist in a different reality separate to the real that can provide a “richer experience” to life. On cyberspace…

Connections: Jumping the ladder

As clearly noted in Manuel Castells “Why networks matter” networks are an integral part of all the dimensions in our society. Networks have existed since the existence of man, but today’s networks are far more interlinked and flexible than the pre-historic networks we might find in the Stone Age due to the advancements in technology.…