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Jeff Bezos Disrupts Knowledge

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Foer, F. (2017). Jeff Bezos Disrupts Knowledge. In Foer, F. World Without Mind. Jonathan Cape, pp. 78-92

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the new knowledge monopolies [...] don't actually produce knowledge; they just sift and organize it. We rely on a small handful of companies to provide us with a sense of hierarchy, to identify what we read and what we should ignore, to pick informational winners and losers. It's incredible economic and cultural power that they have amassed because of a sudden change in the strange economics of the commodity they traffic in, a change they hastened.

attention economy implications!!! and the problem is that these choices are dictated almost purely based on profit-based concerns

—p.82 by Franklin Foer 6 years, 7 months ago

the new knowledge monopolies [...] don't actually produce knowledge; they just sift and organize it. We rely on a small handful of companies to provide us with a sense of hierarchy, to identify what we read and what we should ignore, to pick informational winners and losers. It's incredible economic and cultural power that they have amassed because of a sudden change in the strange economics of the commodity they traffic in, a change they hastened.

attention economy implications!!! and the problem is that these choices are dictated almost purely based on profit-based concerns

—p.82 by Franklin Foer 6 years, 7 months ago

traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods

88

David Foster Wallace called the condition Total Noise. With it, our reading became peripatetic, less focused.

:D DFW shoutout!! he also quotes Herbert Simon on attention in the next sentence

—p.88 by Franklin Foer
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6 years, 7 months ago

David Foster Wallace called the condition Total Noise. With it, our reading became peripatetic, less focused.

:D DFW shoutout!! he also quotes Herbert Simon on attention in the next sentence

—p.88 by Franklin Foer
notable
6 years, 7 months ago

(adjective) consisting of or measured in money / (adjective) of or relating to money

90

It's sometimes hard to grasp the pecuniary motives of the big tech companies, because they strike such an idealistic pose.

—p.90 by Franklin Foer
notable
6 years, 7 months ago

It's sometimes hard to grasp the pecuniary motives of the big tech companies, because they strike such an idealistic pose.

—p.90 by Franklin Foer
notable
6 years, 7 months ago