“Small Pieces Loosely Joined is the first meaningful treatise on how the Web has transformed the way we view the world and our place in it. “The Web will have its deepest effect as an idea,” says Weinberger, and “after awhile, someone notices that we’re not thinking about things the way our parents did.” Democracy was once only an idea during the era of divine right monarchies. Personal property was once an abstract idea before John Locke’s Two Treatises of Government. Weinberger’s ideas about the Web might take some time, but the results will be worth the wait.
it’s probably not surprising that many of the book’s concepts resonate with me and from everything i’ve read, i’m really looking forward giving the book a thorough reading.