From Counterculture to Cyberculture

Jay Cross, Internet Time, Dec 11, 2006
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Jay Cross outlines one version of the history of the internet and net culture, tracing its roots from the counterculture movement of the 60s via Stewart Brand and Kevin Kelly to the Long Now and Wired magazine. We children of the 70s know there is always another side to the idealism of the 60s, the side that has more to do with self-interest and making a buck than it has to do with saving the world. Just saying, is all. And so while there's the Wired version of the history of the web and the web economy, there is another side to the story of Wired. Read it here.
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