Digital Convergence

Marc Canter is pushing “Digital Lifestyle Aggregation” and Robin Good says “Personal Media Aggregators” are the road to create instant-vertical-communities. Either way, people are agreed that it is the seamless integration of technologies that will add value to our lives, and not one single technology by itself.

I have seen this work in blogdom – it was through email that we found each others blogs, and through RSS that we hear about virtual meetings. And it is through our blogs that we comment on them later. I also see this same convergence in organizations and churches – where it is the combination of multiple events and experiences that give identity to new groups, rather than the singular event. Modularity, rather than Singularity.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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