October 06, 2004

Berkman Wednesday

Tonight I attended the first of David Weinberger's Berkman sessions called The Web of Ideas. Tonight's topic was "Truth, Objectivity, and Blogs." It was a pretty fascinating discussion.

The basic themes were: What is "fact"? How does it compare with "truth"? How do you know which sources will give you good facts? Are we headed toward the commoditization of fact?

Some good discussion from some interesting people. I'm trying to boil down my notes to recap some of the discussion. If I succeed I'll post them here, along with URLs to the websites of some of the contributors.

Posted by jackhodgson at October 6, 2004 09:00 PM