Tom Coates on Andrew Keen

by Andy Polaine on September 5, 2007

If you don’t know who Andrew Keen is, Google him, I’m not linking because I find him and his views on the internet and the changing face of the professional/amateur divide simultaneously calculating and idiotic.

If you do know who he is, you’ll understand why Tom Coates’s drubbing of him is so spot on.

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1 tim buesing September 6, 2007 at 6:43 am

if you watch his (Andrew’s) poor performance at the Barns and Noble debate I wouldn’t worry about him getting much more publicity. Or if he does then he is just there to fill the space of agent provocateur.

2 Andy Polaine September 6, 2007 at 9:03 am

Yes, but I the reason I like Tom’s analysis of it was that he doesn’t achieve anything by being the agent provocateur and it’s disingenuous in any case (as he writes a blog himself). In other words, his position is contradictory and untenable and a good agent provocateur is at least consistent.

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