[…] learning is less about acquiring information or transmitting existing ideas or values, than it is about collectively designing a world in which it is worth living.
Edith K. Ackermann in Constructing knowledge and transforming the world (2004)
David Weinberger in Small Pieces Loosely Joined (Perseus Publishing, 2002), page 6:
The geography of the Web is as ephemeral as human interest[…].
Real-world space is a preexisting container in which the things of the world exist. Web space is created by the things in it. […] It’s not a container waiting to be filled; it is more like a book that’s being written.
The Web[…] reminds us that the fundamental unit of time isn’t a moment, it’s a story, and the string that holds time together isn’t the mere proximity of moments but our interest in the story.
[The Web] is the persistent sum of the stories we are telling one another.