Archive for March, 2009

Paul Graham on Stuff

Friday, March 6th, 2009

A while back Paul Graham realized that stuff is no longer valuable. Just as food used to be very expensive, and thus malnutrition and starvation were real issues, now overeating is by far the bigger danger for most people in America. The same thing has happened with stuff – it is now so easy to produce (or import) and acquire, the greater danger is having too much rather than going without.

Of course, you can’t talk about “Stuff” without a nod to George Carlin’s famous skit (NSFW: some swearing).