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Rushkoff’s Four Commandments


Commandment number 7 is Contact. Digital media has been bringing people together by improving the communication and reducing distances among people. By creating supporting programs, people can actually talk any time that they want to; it is very comfortable and convenient. Plus, people can easily update other status through social network websites (Rushkoff 96).

Commandment number 8 is Abstraction. Base on the Internet access, people can post any information online and they can find the new information as the same way. However, people have to awake of information because they are lack of credibility and reliability. In contrast, it would be difficult for people who do not have the Internet access or the computer because they have spend more time for whatever they look for (Rushkoff 106).

Commandment number 9 is Openness. This commandment is about sharing the sources in the Internet; these sources have been sharing by reliable authors and departments. It is very important for all researchers nowadays and it actually saves lots of time consumption for using computer. The digital media and the Internet are very helpful tools for many people in the digital environment like today (Rushkoff 118).

Commandment number 10 is End Users. Software and Programs are needed to be creating to provide effectively outcome for using the digital media. Besides, there are lots of programs that improve human’s abilities such as listening, speaking and writing. Plus, some of them are enhancing the business’s managements to increase productive process for gaining more profits. Moreover, governments use digital media to control and maintain their entire nation’s status (Rushkoff 134).


Blog #10


Anonymity: The quality or state of being unknown or unacknowledged (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/anonymity)

One of the many benefits of being a creator of online media, is the fact that you can be anonymous in your authoring of a project. There are no racist of sexist judgments based on the authors identity, unless the author chooses to tell the world their skin color and gender. In the different medias of  the past the author of a book would have to meet with a publisher to get their book into the open market, but based on the content of the book and the publisher’s opinion of the author, the book might be rejected. The same would be true in the graphic design or music industries.

In “The Hacker Manifesto” what is basically being said is that; because you are sitting at home designing a website or writing a book, the publisher cannot judge you on who you appear to be. Instead they will judge you on the quality of the work that you have produced. One could see this as a step towards equality for all people. This is perhaps the best thing that has come from the internet and computer age. Suddenly the reader does not care what your name is or what you appear to be.

Another good thing that has come from the digital age is the ability to get information out into the digital world. You no longer need to know the right people to make it in a given industry. Instead, you can post your created content and let the world judge you by your merits.