Cory Doctorow on Cheap Facts and the Plausible Premise
From an essay by Cory Doctorow: “…the market for facts has crashed. The Web has reduced the marginal cost of discovering a fact to $0.00. And that means that the two literatures how-to and fiction have effectively merged into one master story, the “plausible premise.”
This line caught my attention: “Invention is now a lot more like collage than like discovery.”
Go read Doctorow’s essay. Now.