"Keen, author of the book, Cult of the Amateur: How the
Internet is killing our culture, argues that "One of the very few
positive consequences of the current financial miasma will be a
sharp cultural shift in our attitude toward the economic value of
our labor. Mass unemployment and a deep economic recession comprise
the most effective antidote to the Utopian ideals of open-source
"Therefore, "Historians will look back at the open-source mania
between 2000 and 2008 with a mixture of incredulity and amusement.
How could tens of thousands of people have donated their knowledge
to Wikipedia or the blogosphere for free? What was it about the
Internet that made so many of us irrational about our economic
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