Tuesday, August 9, 2011

* Beautiful

The Rise of the Web

...Who would have guessed (at least at first) that millions of people would put so much effort into a project without the presence of advertising, commercial motive, threat of punishment, charismatic figures, identity politics, exploitation of the fear of death, or any of the other classic motivators of mankind. In vast numbers, people did something cooperatively, solely because it was a good idea, and it was beautiful. (kindle 363)

You Are Not a Gadget
Jaron Lanier

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