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Surplus … freaks people out (QOTD) 2010 Jan 08

Quote of the Day from Clay Shirky:

Unfortunately for us, though, the intellectual fate of our historical generation is unlikely to matter much in the long haul. It is our misfortune to live through the largest increase in expressive capability in the history of the human race, a misfortune because surplus always breaks more things than scarcity. Scarcity means valuable things become more valuable, a conceptually easy change to integrate. Surplus, on the other hand, means previously valuable things stop being valuable, which freaks people out.

Joe Crawford blogged this at 9:30am in 2010 in January. The 8th was a Friday. You are reading this 9 years later. Make a public comment. There are no comments Tweet. Direct message. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

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