A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemyhttps://www.gwern.net/docs/technology/2005-shirky-agroupisitsownworstenemy.pdf
The transition to personal computers made usability a necessity, as we no longer were expected to bend to the machine. Now the internet is changing this again, and we need to examine the social dimensions of computing in the same way:
"Now, suddenly, when you create software, it isn’t sufficient to think about making it possible to communicate; you have to think about making communication socially successful."
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