Tim Malbon says he’s pleased to be involved in this Web thing, but appears to conflate lack of full assimilation with brain-washing.
Posting photos to Flickr (Web2.0) seems like something of a tenuous, circuitious route to finding housing for homeless children (shiny future). On the other hand, if you followed that link you’re contributing to something like a counter-argument.
It’s not that I begrudge boosterism, because some interesting things come about that way. I just find the juxtaposition of
They see [the Web] as ‘work’ rather than the defining social revolution du jour with
They have the air of people who belong to a mind control cult as, well, exquisite.
Having said all that: I quite agree with Tim’s sentiments that Small is Good, creating neat technology isn’t work, and I’d rather be passionate about what I do than uninterested (happily, I am the former).