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Since nothing on the Web is authoritative, it’s up to you to consult enough sources so that you can make up your own mind.  This is the end of spoon-fed orthodoxy and infallible institutions, and the rise of messy mosaics of information that require — and reward — investigation.
   —  Chris Anderson
 from his book: “The Long Tail
[It requires effort and thought – there is NO hope for humanity!  —  KMAB]
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The main risk with blogs is the distraction of too many leads to pursue, not too few.  Anyone who is reading online and not enlarging their cultural perspective has either found some remarkably barren corner of the blog world or needs a refresher course in the meaning of hyperlinks.
  —  Chris Anderson
from his book: “The Long Tail
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Fundamentally, a society that asks questions and has the power to answer them is a healthier society than one that simply accepts what it’s told from a narrow range of experts and institutions.
— Chris Anderson
from his book: “The Long Tail
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Although the decline of mainstream cultural institutions may result in some people turning to echo chambers of like-minded view, I suspect that over time the power of human curiosity combined with near-infinite access to information will tend to make most people more open-minded, not less.
— Chris Anderson
from his book: “The Long Tail
[Boy, is this guy an optimist!!! — KMAB]
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But punk rock changed the game.  Punk rock said: “Okay, you have your guitar, but you don’t have to do it right.  You can do it wrong!  It doesn’t matter one bit if you’re a skilled musician, it just matters if you have something to say.”
  —  Chris Anderson
Quoted from “The Long Tail
[I always thought I didn’t like punk rock because I was getting old.  I didn’t realize it was because they REALLY were just bad (unskilled) musicians.  It doesn’t matter if you’re not a great musician.  It does matter (to me, anyway) if you’re not even trying to get better.  Say what you’ve got to say, be a poet, writer, speaker…   —  KMAB]
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Finally it’s worth noting that economics, for all its charms, doesn’t have the answer to everything.  Many phenomena are simply left to other disciplines, from psychology to physics, or left without an academic theory at all.  Abundance, like growth itself, is a force that is changing our world in ways that we experience every day, whether we have an equation to describe it or not.
  —  Chris Anderson
 from his book: “The Long Tail

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The problem is that we have a hard time putting rare events in context.  In any given population there will be a few people who are tremendously rich.  Some are smart and some are lucky and we really can’t tell which is which.
 

—  Chris Anderson
from his book “The Long Tail

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