"Pay attention to where you pay attention.”

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"Pay attention to where you pay attention.”

Post by stilltrucking » December 31st, 2021, 2:58 am

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The currency of the New Economy won't be money, but attention -- A radical theory of value.

"Attention," write Thomas Mandel and Gerard Van der Leun in their 1996 book Rules of the Net, "is the hard currency of cyberspace." They're dead on. As the Net becomes an increasingly strong presence in the overall economy, the flow of attention will not only anticipate the flow of money, but eventually replace it altogether.

...ours is not truly an information economy. By definition, economics is the study of how a society uses its scarce resources. And information is not scarce - especially on the Net, where it is not only abundant, but overflowing. We are drowning in information, yet constantly increasing our generation of it. So a key question arises: Is there something else that flows through cyberspace, something that is scarce and desirable? There is. No one would put anything on the Internet without the hope of obtaining some. It's called attention. And the economy of attention - not information - is the natural economy of cyberspace.


Technically, at least, information and its flow can be accurately detected and counted (in bits, bytes, and baud rates) by simple electronic devices. Attention is more mysterious, a process that can occur only in a mind, yet somehow it moves out into the world as well.

https://www.wired.com/1997/12/es-attention/

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Re: "Pay attention to where you pay attention.”

Post by Arcadia » March 2nd, 2022, 8:03 pm

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Re: "Pay attention to where you pay attention.”

Post by stilltrucking » June 11th, 2022, 10:23 pm

A 1955 book on right-wing extremists predicted the Jan. 6 attack

By Theo Zenou
June 11, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EDT



The authors wrote that far-right activists who wrapped themselves in the American flag actually posed a grave threat to the country’s core principles. In the name of protecting U.S. democracy, they warned, the radical right would employ the language and methods of authoritarianism.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/ ... ofstadter/

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Re: "Pay attention to where you pay attention.”

Post by stilltrucking » December 3rd, 2022, 9:01 pm

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The NEW OXFORD Dictionary of ENGLISH (2003 Edition)

polemic
noun a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something: his polemic against the cultural relativism of the Sixties | [MASS NOUN] a writer of feminist polemic.
(usu. polemics) the art or practice of engaging in controversial debate or dispute: the history of science has become embroiled in religious polemics.

Examining the etymology of the word, as shown in the dictionary entry at the end of this essay, the word polemic is derived from the Greek “war” and was originally used in theological contexts. To indulge in polemic is to wage war against an idea and those holding the idea. Originally, it was theological (religious) ideas that were so attacked, but in the present, polemic is an attack on any sort of idea. So
https://www.google.com/search?q=polemic ... #cobssid=s
https://danielhindes.com/blog/2012/05/2 ... d-history/

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