Seth Godin has a new book, Tribes.  There are slides and audio available on the web for a presentation about it he gave on Tuesday.

So, what does this have to do with CCK08 and learning?  Godin defines tribe as a self-selected , bounded group that people join for a sense of connection and group identity.  The book blurb says “A tribe is any group of people, large or small, who are connected to one another, a leader, and an idea.”  This definition may dovetail into our week 5 discussion by giving us a label for associations which are more voluntary than groups as Stephen defined them.

One line from Godin’s talk I particularly liked:

“We don’t need another widget. We don’t need another thing. We need a connection.”

Maybe George should put it on T-shirts.