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OneWebDay 22 September 2006

Posted by Dr Moose in Uncategorized.
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(Category: life)

According to those good folks at the Beeb, today is OneWebDay.

Susan Crawford, a law professor at Cardozo School of Law, New York, said: “I am hoping that people will take a step back and recognise how much the web has changed their lives over the last ten years, and reflect on how they would like the web to change the world in future.

“I also want people to see themselves as having a connection to the web – the web is made of people. It will be a moment of reflection and celebration.”

This is the first OneWebDay, and the organisers plan for it to become an annual event.

So, my immediate thoughts:

  • If it wasn’t for the web… I would do far more work
  • If it wasn’t for the web… I would be in contact with fewer people (even if you separate email and the wider internet)
  • If it wasn’t for the web… I would miss out on the wonderful community of bloggers, gamers (hello Eshraval and Gwenthia, not to mention a world of Gloranthaphiles!), greenbelters etc etc
  • If it wasn’t for the web… I would not labour under the impression that my writings interested people! Nevertheless, it’s nice to be able to at least offer (mainly gaming) material to others. The fact that it is appreciated by some assuages my ego (!) and hopefully provides light entertainment.
  • If it wasn’t for the web… I might think more theologically, more often
  • If it wasn’t for the web… I would not do things I should not quite as much (that called “sin”, folks)

And finally…

  • If it wasn’t for the web… I wouldn’t offer immediate thoughts at all. I’d either have lots of very small, unfinished pieces of writing on my computer(s) or I would have written a lesser number of more considered and polished pieces.

While it’s not a meme per se, would anyone else like to pick up the phrase?

As for reflecting on how I’d like to see the web change the world in the future, I suspect the web has ensured that I will find very little time to make the effort of thought. A sad, but true, note on which to end.

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1. Matt - 29 September 2006

If not for the web I would be getting on with my work but were it not for the web I would have no work…


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