Of Time And The Network


Everything Jeremy Keith has to say is worth listening to. Everything.

This is a talk he did at the Webstock (New Zealand) conference earlier this year, and is definitely worth 41 minutes of your ear's time, or a quick read if you prefer.

Our perception and measurement of time has changed as our civilisation has evolved. That change has been driven by networks, from trade routes to the internet. Now that we have the real-time web allowing instantaneous global communication, there’s a danger that we may neglect our legacy for the future. While the web has democratised publishing, allowing anyone to share ideas with a global audience, it doesn’t appear to be the best medium for preserving our cultural resources: websites and documents disappear down the digital memory hole every day. But we can change that. This presentation will offer an alternative history of technology and a fresh perspective on the future that is ours to save.

Jeremy Keith: Of Time And The Network