Tag: steven johnson

10/03

How to Create Something Great

"To create something great, you need the means to make a lot of really bad crap." So says author and tech pioneer Steven Johnson in the latest edition of WIRED. Johnson cites a number of examples, from TV (which was too expensive to produce to be really bad until that great thing called YouTube came along) to spectrum (which was once too precious to be wasted, but once unregulated was open to great ideas that waste it, like Wi-Fi) to the Internet itself (that which allows spam also allows Amazon). Radio spectrum, too, is a precious commodity, a scarce jewel in the media universe, too … [Read more...]

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