The demand for stuff that can’t be digitized

Remember this next time you’re thinking about how to connect with people:

Paradoxically, as it does get easier and easier to marshal all sorts of services from our phones or laptops and access limitless information, the interest and demand for the stuff that can’t be digitized becomes greater: live performances, face-to-face gatherings, interactions, experiences, taste, tranquility. Those who frequent social networking sites come to value authenticity as a kind of compensation, since those qualities can be faked all too easily online.

—David Byrne in Bicycle Diaries

Posted in Meta, Reading, The Interactive Age.

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