Quotes from “What Would Google Do?”

I finally got to reading Jeff Jarvis’ “What Would Google Do?” (I meant to start it the day it came out, but got sidetracked by Charles Stross’ excellent Merchant Prince series). The book is thoroughly excellent and I wanted to do some choice quotes that I have seen so far:

Of course, people misuse the internet. They misue everything else, why should the internet be different?

Is there any scarcity left in media? Some argue that our attention is shrinking, but I don’t buy that. My attention is constant—I have 24 hours in a day, 18 of them awake and 17 of those sober.

Google has spoiled us rotten. Think back to the time before Google—it was only a decade ago—and remember the mines you had to dig to find any bit of information. Good God, we actually went to libraries.

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