This work is both a look back at the first wave of the Internet as an adoption of innovation and a look forward at the swell that we are riding now as its second wave – its implementation in all aspects of our lives.
Technological innovations surface at the crest of this second wave, offering greater connectivity and reach. And social and organizational innovations rise with it to make conducting business and forming social communities a reality for all. If we follow this technological and social change as one that shares a common path with all successful innovations, we can expect further embedding of this technology into every aspect of our lives.
We can plan strategically for our use of these ever-expanding networks of change. If we understand and embrace this change, we can harness it in ways we need and hope for everyone tethered to this global internetwork in an ever-shrinking world.
As we continue our work (initially targeted for e-book publication), in the spirit of crowd-sourcing on the Net, we welcome your ideas for its content and its delivery with your comments in reply.