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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Andrew Keen's Book "The Cult of the Amateur, How The Internet Is Killing Our Culture" hypothesizes that Web 2.0, where content and information are increasingly being controlled by amateurs, is a very dangerous step backwards for our culture. Where in the past, information was disseminated by learned people who had to go through a screening process of acquiring degrees, convince a publisher or being hired by a publication, now anyone with a computer (yes, even I'm doing it) can start publishing their thoughts. Sites like Wikipedia, where the content is written and edited by amateur volunteers are often filled with grammatical errors, misstatement of facts or even vindictive slander. The more polarizing the subject the more policing/editing the topic will require. That's where 53 year old software developer, Johnathan Shilling comes in. He's the un ...

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