If he had been born a couple of years later, of course.
Most people who were not born into the age of computers and the web have a difficulty adjusting to change. But who are we kidding? nobody likes change, especially when people have been used to getting their newspapers delivered and fed their information in a daily manner.
There is no denying that the so-called web 2.0 rules the life of most young adults. While people like Keen see this in a negative light, there are many things that the web 2.0 has proven useful. Sure, we may have thousands and thousands of monkeys typing randomly at keyboards at the same time, but the fact is that there is useful out on the web, you just have to try and look closer.
Some useful services are podcasts, which have been growing tremendously over the last couple of years. Not only that, but blogs have given society a way to outreach and express their views. Youtube has given us tutorials on how to fix the most mundane daily-life tasks and social networks help us keep in touch with our long-distance relatives. Not everything is doom and gloom when related to the web 2.0 as Keen makes the case, as there are some saving graces to the web and its usefulness.
While David Weinberger’s approach is far more realistic considering the age we live in. While not entirely correct in his ideas, he’s the prototype web 2.0 user.
The web is the future, or already is. Web 3.0 is coming up, nobody knows for sure when, but rest assured its coming.
Lets see what Keen has to say about that.