My title comes from a quote near the end of this presentation by J.J. Abrams from TED 2007.
It's about love, creativity, curiosity and why you don't always need technology.
Every creative department should watch this.
Then get on with it.
Thanks to Rob for the heads up.
Brilliant talk, but disagree w/ the headline "No community is best served when only the elite have control."
Could name several communities from the past 40K years of human history where the elite were, indeed, a good thing.
They were educated. They were concerned with understanding the world around them. They felt a responsibility (to the community, their God(s), to humanity as whole.)
There are several mistakes here. One is to conflate "The Elite" with "The Establishment" (although I'd argue that a settled political class and stable civil service are near basic necessities for widespread personal liberty)
"Elite" means "Selected", "Chosen" - it doesn't define the nature of this choice or selection (user voting, market forces, natural selection, or top-down selection are all equally valid)
Would you prefer to put "control" into the hands of those who *aren't* good enough to make whatever grade you've set? To spread control evenly through the community?
Seems to me to be a recipe for mediocrity.
Mat Morrison |
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 11:02 PM
Nice one Mike. Thanks for sharing it.
mark gorman |
Monday, March 03, 2008 at 11:45 AM
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