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August 21, 2016 - No Comments!

The Bomb in the Garden

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I continually revisit Matthew Butterick's speech The Bomb in the Garden (I just discovered the video here). My latest return was sparked by this Last Week Tonight segment about the dissolving of real journalism and the rise of clickbait.

"In­for­ma­tion wants to be ex­pen­sive, be­cause it’s so valu­able … On the oth­er hand, in­for­ma­tion wants to be free, be­cause the cost of get­ting it out is get­ting low­er … So you have these two fight­ing against each oth­er."

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