Saturday, 24 November 2012
Clay Shirky, quoted in "a group is its own worst enemy"
"The most charitable description of this repeated pattern (of the same problems occurring in multiple online groups) is "learning from experience." But learning from experience is the worst possible way to learn something. Learning from experience is one up from remembering. That's not great. The best way to learn something is when someone else figures it out and tells you: "Don't go in that swamp. There are alligators in there."