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.
Algorithms don't do a good job of detecting their own flaws.
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.
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 we change the way we communicate, we change society.
The change we are in the middle of isn't minor and it isn't optional.
We're not good at thinking fast. We are good at feeling fast.
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.
If what you're doing is valuable for people, they will find a way to pay you to keep doing it.
Prior to the internet, the last technology that had any real effect on the way people sat down and talked together was the table
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.
More interesting than thinking about whats possible in 10 years is thinking whats possible now but that no one has built.
Unlike sharing, where the group is mainly an aggregate of participants, cooperating creates group identity.
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.
One of the biggest changes in our society is the shift from prevention to reaction.
There's no such thing as information overload-only filter failure.
Human beings are social creatures - not occasionally or by accident but always. Sociability is one of our lives as both cause and effect.
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.
When you adopt a tool you adopt the management philosophy embedded in that tool.
The historic role of the consumer has been nothing more than a giant maw at the end of the mass media's long conveyer belt, the all-absorbing Yin to the mass media's all-producing Yang....In the age of the internet, no one is a passive consumer anymore because everyone is a media outlet.
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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