Kevin Kelly’s “The Web Runs on Love, Not Greed” explains why the downfall of the dot coms does not mean the downfall of the Web. He says, “So much money flew around dot-coms, that it hid the main event on the web, which is the exchange of gifts. While the most popular 50 websites are crassly commercial, most of the 3 billion web pages in the world are not.”
Kelly’s article reminds me of a great piece that ran on The Motley Fool in December of 2000. At its crux, the Internet is about communicating–not making money.
Here’s an exceptional article outlining the reasons that nonprofits need strategic communications. It’s called “Why Take Media Seriously.”
I’m reading a couple different books these days. John Kennedy Toole’s “A Confederacy of Dunces” is hilarious and richly imagined, and “Video Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East,” by Pico Iyer, is a revealing portrait of contemporary Asia.