According to Greek myth, Arachne was a fine weaver in Lydia. She was as skillful as the finest artist of the day. As many people praised her skill, she became so conceited about her skill as a weaver and challenged Athena (Minerva), the goddess of wisdom and war and the weaving arts. Arachne and Athena had a contest of weaving fabrics. Even though Athena admitted that Arachne’s work was flawless, but was outraged at Arachne’s disrespectful choice of subjects that displayed the failings and transgressions of the gods. Athena made Arachne crushed with shame, so Arachne hanged herself. Later on, Athena took pity on Arachne and transformed her into a spider. The spider has been weaving a beautiful web until now.
Arachne.Lab does not study Greek myth or weaving skills, and we do not research spiders. Instead, we study the strategies and behaviors of individuals and organizations on the World Wide Web (WWW or Web). The Web is one of the most important digital innovations enabling new strategies and business models for business organizations and transforming our everyday lives. We provide theoretical foundations for various phenomena on the Web and predict the economic, social, and technological changes on the Web.
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