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Kevin Kelly from Wired magazine shared two things — one a fact, one an idea — at this morning’s Web 2.0 conference:

The fact: It’s been 6,527 days since the first Web page appeared. That’s all. And look what has happened. What will the next 6,000 days bring?

The idea: The Web becoming a communication medium as rich, far-reaching, and innovative wasn’t possible in theory. A useful encyclopedia assembled by volunteer effort and semi-pro editors wasn’t possible in theory. Both were only possible in practice. This struck me as the reason why we have to do things rather than talk about them. Many things are only possible in practice, but seem impossible when talked about as theoretical.

In combination: When we do things, a lot can happen fast.

Enjoy day 6,528 of the Web!

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Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson is the CEO of RedLink and RedLink Network, a past-President of SSP, and the founder of the Scholarly Kitchen. He has worked as Publisher at AAAS/Science, CEO/Publisher of JBJS, Inc., a publishing executive at the Massachusetts Medical Society, Publishing Director of the New England Journal of Medicine, and Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Opinions on social media or blogs are his own.

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1 Thought on "6,527 and Counting"

And I would add, don’t be affraid to make mistakes.

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
— George Bernard Shaw

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