Last year I was asked by Web Directions North, a gathering of assorted bigshots from Google, Yahoo!, etc. -- people who literally convene to design the next phases of the Internet itself -- to deliver the closing keynote. The subject? The future of the Internet's influence on global culture and politics.Bob Harris' Keynote Talk on the Web, Global Culture, and Monumental Screw-ups
Naturally, my take on it was illustrated with people dancing in the streets, teenage males being given fake boobs, and coffee made from civet poop.
I'm happy to tell you it got a long standing ovation.
And now you can see the whole talk online here.
It's broken into bite-size pieces, organized loosely by the point I'm making, each about the length of a pop song.
The first chunk is above.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. His new book is Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects