The DIY-IT Distraction

Doc Searl’s IT Garage is part of the concept of open source IT fast becoming the goundwork for a Do It Yourself IT scenario, and he has a fair amount of comment with links to resources on DIY-IT here.

What makes his observations most interesting is that this phenomenon was originally depicted by Bruce Sterling in his book “Distraction”. In a way all the open source techies are fast becoming the “proles” – proletarians – of future society, using mass produced cheap commodities to enhance our IT worlds and sophisticate our “personal nets”.