Experts vs. amateurs — the 90-second version

Nicholas Carlson · 04/11/08 04:00PM

Ever since Andrew Keen wrote his polemic The Cult of the Amateur, we've all had to deal with pretentious debates on Web 2.0's effects on culture. Enough. To settle the matter, filmmaker IJsbrand van Veelen debuted a 45-minute documentary called The Truth According To Wikipedia at the Next Web conference last week. We've pared it down to a watchable 1 minute and 30 seconds — the length of most YouTube videos you like to watch.

The Top Ten Enemies Of Bloggers

Nick Douglas · 02/25/08 09:58PM

"They're toads," Tony Kornheiser recently said about bloggers on a radio show for which he is paid good money. "They're little toads. Actually, they're pimples on the behind of the greater body politic in this country and in this city. And because, because they have access to airwaves and three or four people read them, they think, 'Oh, I'm very important.'" Kind of like radio hosts! But enough of that goofball, there are nine bigger blogger-haters who deserve derision — not because bloggers don't deserve constant mockery, but because insulting an entire class of people always guarantees failure.

Remainders: Kotaku E3 edition

Nick Douglas · 05/10/06 09:19PM
  • Thanks to that health nut Steve Jobs, your kids are gonna get Hot Wheels and Barbies in every Happy Meal from now on — just as Jobs becomes Disney's biggest stockholder, the Mouse stops signing Happy Meal toy contracts with McDonald's. [ZDNet]