At the most recent Internet Identity Workshop (#iiw), I was watching the #iiw twitter feed. As the keybote speaker began (Kim Cameron), a barrage of insightful tweets from Kevin Marks ensued.
I looked over at Kevin Marks tapping away on his laptop. Something didn’t make sense. There was just no way the number of keystrokes he was making was matching the prodigious output of tweets.
So I aksed him how in the world he was doing that. He happily reavealed a tool for tweeting events that he and some others had developed.
Brilliant. Love it.
Since then, I have noticed others starting to use it with astounding results. Phil Windley.
Doc Searls treats the question of referring to the Internet as just “internet.”
There is only one Internet just like there is only one Universe. There are other examples of neither.
Formalizing the lower-case “internet,” for whatever reason, dismisses what’s transcendent and singular about the Internet we have: a whole that is more, and other, than a sum of parts.