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David Warlick has created word clouds based on the words Andrew Keen and I use in our debate in the WSJ. Pretty interesting. For me, the stand out result is that I use the word “amateur” far more than Andrew “Cult of the Amateur” Keen does.

One Response to “Keen vs. Me: The Word clouds”

  1. on 06 Feb 2008 at 7:42 amHal O'Brien

    The thing that amuses me, of course, is Keen’s out-and-out hypocrisy and projection. As far as I can tell, he is not a credentialed expert on anything. His argumentation tends to be amateurish in the worst sense. Almost all of his complaints apply to himself.

    “The problem, however, with Web 2.0 is that most of the conversation seems to be taking place anonymously, conducted — in a manner of speaking — by people who are more interested in vulgar insult than respectful intellectual intercourse.”

    …and he’s just the disrespectful, vulgarly insulting fellow to know. We have it on his own authority, to use a phrase of Miss Austen’s. (There being no way to know how often he writes anonymously.)