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The world is not a bag of marbles and it didn't change over night.

Making something people want involves two main constraints: the making and the people.

Human nature has remained constant for thousands of years (read some of the Latin or Greek or Chinese classics and you'll likely agree).

The art of 'making' is shifting faster but perhaps not as fast as some people try to make it seem. Lisp is a 50 year old technology and it's still viable today. The Internet is 45 year old technology and we're still only beginning to realize its potential.

If you are a smart, flexible person doing something you love "experience" will only make you more effective.




This is like the fifth Clay Shirkey article I've read over seven years or so, and they've all been rambling and uninteresting. I guess I'm too old to read any more.




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