Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The importance of work

“(Capital-W) Work is what we have considered for years: your boss tells you to do something, you do it, and you get paid. By contrast, (little-w) work is motivated by inherent interest and generally unpaid.
Think of the difference between an Encyclopedia Britannica editor doing Work, and a Wikipedia editor doing work during spare hours. Big Work drives the economy; little work drives the Internet. Big Work builds skyscrapers; little work generates a half million fanfiction stories about Harry Potter.”
- Clay Shirky
VIA prostituted thoughts


  1. When you are lucky -- Big W Work and little w work are the same thing-- what you get paid for is what you love doing