Saturday, May 10, 2008

I was an anthro major, and though this by no means makes me an anthropologist, I love to read about why people do the things they do. I like futerizing, too, which is really about why people will do the things they do.

Ever feel like you spend too much time fucking around instead of doing something?

Me. Too.

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus is an article that not only explains why we do it (too much free time is a "cognitive surplus") but why the interenet and related technologies will inevitably make things better. It's one of the best things I've read recently.

I found it through Monte Cook's Chapel Perilous Blog. Not the usual stuff from that site, but this article alone made it worth putting Chapel Perilous on my RSS feed.

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