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October 21, 2003

Ideas and pearls

Doc Searle's observation on growing importance of agitation and how linking adds to the common knowledge pool:

"Minds that learn are changed by the process. They can't help it. To inform is to form. As we've said here before, we are all authors of each other.That's what we mean, whether we know it or not, when we link to a post. If something is informative, it has the power to form knowledge and opinions: literally, to change minds.

So every agitation is a pearl in the oyster of common yet unfinished knowledge."

This in many sense similar to Atanu's point that its the "positive externalities" (which in geek fashion get delivered via links and comments) which do the public good. Case in point the pearls we all collect from Rajesh Jain's blog.

October 21, 2003 in Emerging Technologies | Permalink


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