Intellectual Network Effects
I responded in the comments:
Posted on November 18, 2008 at 10:16 AM | Permalink
"there is clearly a density and network effect to intellectual advancement": didn't Newton do some of his greatest work at home while the university was closed by the plague? Come to that, Einstein was in the patent office - are theoretical physicists an exception? Or do they draw from the network and then scurry off on the principle of "I vant to be alone"?
Posted by: dearieme | Nov 18, 2008 11:24:45 AM
Regarding this and your other post on sustainability, you might be interested in some of Bruce Sterling's Last Viridian Note, archived by Cory Doctorow.
Posted by: Brian | Nov 19, 2008 10:03:43 AM
I didn't write this piece, but it is the best post I have read in a long time. I am sharing it with my readers, I'm passing it along to you. It is pure mind candy. One commenter wrote:
If this were an essay on economics, it would be the best essay on economics I’ve read in a year or more.
If this were an essay on social structures, it would be the best essay on social structures I’ve read on a year or more.
If this were an essay on conservative versus reformer mindsets, it would be the best essay on *that* that I’ve read in a year or more.
In fact, it was all three of those things, and I’m frankly stunned at how excellently you’ve made so many points in such a short space.
Posted by: Libertarian Thinker | Nov 19, 2008 11:16:30 AM
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