Andrew Keen Predicts The End Of Gardening And Pickup Basketball
from the if-it's-not-paid,-it's-not-worth-doing dept
However, I have to bring this up again, because Jesse Walker over at Reason Magazine does such an amazing job demonstrating the basic logic fallacy in Keen's thinking that it's too good not to repeat:
Andrew Keen predicts an end to backyard gardens, playground basketball, basement jam sessions, amateur painting, and open mic nights for the duration of the economic hard times, because "the idea of free labor will suddenly become profoundly unpalatable to someone faced with their house being repossessed or their kids going hungry."No one ever does anything that doesn't result in immediately getting paid, apparently.
Oh, wait. Hold on. He only predicts an end to unpaid-but-pleasurable labor on the Internet