Merlin Mann on the state of the internet

The internet, is becoming this thing, where it’s just people, trying to become successful on the internet by showing other people how to become successful on the internet. It’s this unbelievably fractal Ponzi scheme. It’s very Escher. It’s a terrible, terrible ghetto of information out there. It’s like a snake masturbating its own tail. It’s miserable.

-Merlin Mann, in his video announcement of the Inbox Zero book, August 18, 2009.

The amount of content online continues to grow, and it shows no signs of stopping. So when you contribute, it’s important to contribute — to provide something of value — not merely to add and recycle carelessly.

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