June 30, 2007

MICHIKO KAKUTANI LIKES Andrew Keen’s Cult of the Amateur a lot more than I did.

Ironically, however, the same issue of The New York Times contains this article on the triumph of an Army of Davids kind of approach in space suit design, an idea that was originally proposed by blogger Rand Simberg. (And here’s another article on the same thing.) So critics of amateur efforts can get good reviews in the NYT, even while the amateurs are, you know, actually doing stuff. Seems about right . . . .