The Jim Rutt Show

The Jim Rutt Show


EP61 Howard Rheingold on Our Digital Past & Future

June 22, 2020

Howard Rheingold talks with Jim about his involvement in early computing & the internet, collaboration, internet risks, privacy, COVID-19, attention, and much more...

Howard Rheingold talks with Jim about his interest & experiences with early computers & the internet, online collaboration & sharing, The Source & Well.com, 'realtime' online tribes, 3 risks to the future of the internet, online privacy, social media power & responsibility, the EFF & other great things the internet enables, digital collective action examples, innovative COVID-19 responses, the dynamics & power of attention, tribal sensemaking, education & journalism, the commons & cooperation, advertising, direct audience support, and more.

Episode Transcript

Mentions & Recommendations

Howard's Website
Howard's Patreon
Microelectronics and the Personal Computer by Alan Kay
Howard's book, Tools for Thought
Howard's book, The Virtual Community
Howard's book, Net Smart
Rally Point Alpha
Elinor Ostrom's 8 Principles for Managing A Commmons
Howard's TED Talk: The new power of cooperation

Howard Rheingold is an American critic, writer, and teacher, known for his specialties on the cultural, social and political implications of modern communication media such as the Internet, mobile telephony and virtual communities.


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