Book 2.0 in ancient times

Many people have shared the Web 2.0 Youtube video entitled “Web 2.0…the Machine is Us/ing Us“.   

After sharing this with others, one person sent one back to me.  But before you view this next video, it is important for you to be in the right mindset for viewing…

Let’s go back in time.  Imagine you were living over 2000 years ago and that you were a monk who spent much of his time copying important text onto scrolls and then making sure they were properly stored.   Perhaps you lived in Alexandria, Egypt and spent time storing the scrolls in the Library of Alexandria

 Now, within this context, imagine you saw – for the first time – this new technology called a “book!”   Would you know how to operate it?  Would you have to call the “helpdesk?”  See this YouTube video for guidance.  “Introducing the Book.”

3 Responses to “Book 2.0 in ancient times”

  1. 1 Susan February 11, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for laugh. Just so. Turn it on, login and try it out. If all the technology was as simple and straight forward as ‘the book’!

  2. 2 Susan February 11, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    If you head on over to your WordPress FAQ and search YouTube. They’ll give you the code. Fun isn’t it.


  1. 1 The Book « What Counts! Trackback on February 11, 2007 at 1:42 pm

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