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Surplus … freaks people out (QOTD)2010Jan08

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.

wrote this Friday January 8th 2010 at 9:30am That was 11 years ago. Leave a comment tags→

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