Michal Migurski, week 1,846: ladders. He continues, “Left alone, innovation and capital accrue to where they are already in highest concentration.”
[via Robin Sloan]
TED thinking assumes complex social problems are essentially engineering challenges, and that short nuggets of Technology, Edutainment, and Design can fix everything, fast and cheap. TED thinking’s got a hard determinism to it; a kind of technological hyperrationalism. It ignores institutions and society almost completely.
…Great Ideas demand precisely the opposite of TED thinking. They demand our lasting engagement, dedication and commitment; our time and energy; our frustration and infuriation; our suffering, passion, and pain — not merely our easy wonder and wide-eyed astonishment.— Umair Haque, Let’s Save Great Ideas from the Ideas Industry [via Scott Berkun]