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The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge by Doc Searls

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10

The Live Web

Urge and urge and urge …

Always the procreant urge of the world …

Out of the dimness opposite equals advance …

Always substance and increase …

Always a knit of identity …

Always distinction …

Always a breed of life.

—Walt Whitman1

The network is the urban site before us, an invitation to design and construct the City of Bits (capital of the twenty-first century), just as, so long ago, a narrow peninsula beside the Meander became the place for Miletos.

—William J. Mitchell2

In 2003, my son Allen and I were talking about the future evolution of the Internet and the Web in particular. As he saw ...

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