Clay Shirky believes we're biased both to share and to like sharing digital information. Given the rate at which we create, share, and then discard digital goods, he may be right. The problem is that we're now wading through digital debris, and there may be hard costs associated with our wastefulness.
No, I'm not talking about Nick Carr's "Google makes us stupid" argument, though I think he raises a host of valid points.
Rather, I'm talking about the hard and soft costs associated with massive "landfills" of digital information which never … Read more