๐Ÿ“‘ Terra Nullius

Bookmarked Cory Doctorow: Terra Nullius (Locus Online)

Being a successful Lockean Titan is like being the successful staph bacterium that manages to find its way into a break in its hostโ€™s skin and spawn an infection: yes, you had all the characteristics necessary to go viral (ahem), but you also got lucky by being in the right place at the right time, and if you hadnโ€™t been there, someone else would have been.

Cory Doctorow explains that ideas are like germs that often involve a little luck to come into fruition.

Originality exists, it just doesnโ€™t exist in a vacuum.

I remember writing about this challenge of blank slate beginnings a few years ago when two colleagues got embroiled in an argument about originality.

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