David Weinberger reports on Senator Bob Kerry’s experiences of using the Internet to govern and manage The New School.
It sounds to me like Kerry is describing – from the position of the top leader – the early days of a shift … from hierarchy to wirearchy.
“What I see happening with the Net is truly a dispersal of power. In the old days, if there were a national security crisis…70 or 80% of the president’s information would come from classified information. Now 70% of national security information is open source…Today, anybody with a notebook computer can be an analyst…It can be very threatening if you’re trying to control it.”
The working definition of wirearchy is: