Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Cult of the Amateur

I went to visit the bookshop just around the corner from my house. It is owned by Frank. I have been buying all my books with Frank for the past ten years. Sure, it's a bit more expensive than buying books at, but hey, I like the atmosphere. I actually like going somewhere and browsing and actually taking the book with me at once and not having to wait days or weeks for it. Frank has not been doing so well with his store lately. The Amazons in this world have been killing him. He used to be able to make a good living, but it has become harder and harder. All part of the "progress" that web 2.0 brings us that everybody is raging about I suppose.

I bought "The Cult of the Amateur", by Andrew Keen. Of what I heard of it, we seem very like minded so it seems a good idea to read it.