Drabble: The Lecture About The Internet

“The internet is an amazing place,” said the lecturer. “It’s removed all the barriers for publication, it’s this endlessly creative space, it’s where you can say whatever you want and you’ll find people based on the quality of your work, it’s meritocratic and it’s attention-driven, it’s an entirely new type of economy, where value derives not from scarcity in the conventional money economy, and where you can say whatever you want in communities you curate, where love and joy and expression are unbound and valued and pure, where you can explore literally any idea you want.”

“Oh really.” I asked.



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