Jonathan Zittrain is the author of The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It, a book on my “to buy” list. He is also a cofounder of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, which is pretty freakin’ awesome. He appeared on the Colbert Report last night to talk about his book and why he thinks Web 2.0 and the Internet are headed in the wrong direction.
The Colbert video can be found on the front page of the Future of the Internet website (stupid Comedy Central video embedding isn’t working). If you’re so excited by Zittrain’s ideas, you can watch a presentation he gave at the Berkman Center about his book via YouTube (video below).
The Bubble video, a catchy song about the “second tech bubble” and put to “We Didn’t Start the Fire” is back online, after it was temporarily removed due to a threatened lawsuit by photographer Lane Hartwell regarding unlicensed use of an image of hers. (The image in question was removed.)
The song is actually quite funny and relevant. It amazes me that anyone who has been alive during 2007 could actually suggest we’re not experiencing 1997 all over again. Hopefully, this time the bubble burst won’t be quite as painful.
Oh, and I felt compelled to blog about this, because the song said I would. Then again, the song also said I should blog during sex. I have to figure out logistics for that one still.