Time Warner has called and they want us all back on the couch, just consuming - not producing, not sharing - and we should say, 'No.'
We systematically overestimate the value of access to information and underestimate the value of access to each other.
Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.
We're not good at thinking fast. We are good at feeling fast.
A revolution doesn’t happen when society adopts new tools. It happens when society adopts new behaviors
It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure.
The change we are in the middle of isn't minor and it isn't optional.
When we change the way we communicate, we change society.
Communications tools don't get socially interesting until they get technologically boring... It's when a technology becomes normal, then ubiquitous, and finally so pervasive as to be invisible, that the really profound changes happen.
When you adopt a tool you adopt the management philosophy embedded in that tool.
It is the people who figure out how to work simply in the present, rather than the people who mastered the complexities of the past, who get to say what happens in the future.
[C]ollaborative production is simple: no one person can take credit for what gets created, and the project could not come into being without the participation of many.
More interesting than thinking about whats possible in 10 years is thinking whats possible now but that no one has built.
One of the biggest changes in our society is the shift from prevention to reaction.
The more people are involved in a given task, the more potential agreements need to be negotiated to do anything, and the greater the transaction costs.
So forget about blogs and bloggers and blogging and focus on this - the cost and difficulty of publishing absolutely anything, by anyone, into a global medium, just got a whole lot lower. And the effects of that increased pool of potential producers is going to be vast.
Human beings are social creatures - not occasionally or by accident but always. Sociability is one of our lives as both cause and effect.
Prior to the internet, the last technology that had any real effect on the way people sat down and talked together was the table
Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism.
Unlike sharing, where the group is mainly an aggregate of participants, cooperating creates group identity.
The future presented by the internet is the mass amateurization of publishing and a switch from 'Why publish this?' to 'Why not?
It did not take long after the rise of the commercial printing press before someone figured out that erotic novels were a good idea. ... It took people another 150 years to even think of the scientific journal.
If it’s a revolution it can’t be predictable. And if it’s predictable it can’t be a revolution.
Our social tools are not an improvement to modern society, they are a challenge to it.
The more ideas there are in circulation, the more ideas there are for any individual to disagree with. More media always means more arguing.
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