the word, that startup ideas are worthless. Maybe what you'd end up with wouldn't even be a spreadsheet. So who covers all that news if some significant fraction of the currently employed newspaper people lose their jobs? Once some type of technology is captured by a monopoly, it will only evolve at big company rates instead of startup rates, whereas alternatives will evolve with especial speed. Web use, as a normal part of life for a majority of the developed world, is less than half that age. (and hand a competitive advantage to every ad-supported media firm in the world.). I remember Thompson saying something to the effect of When a 14 year old kid can blow up your business in his spare time, not because he hates you but because he loves you, then you got a problem. She was able to find many descriptions of life in the early 1400s, the era before movable type.
Note: If the work had three authors the citation would read (Lakoff, Johnson, and Smith babysitting experience essay 57). Inventors flock to our annual Hackathon. To which the answer is: Nothing. But it's convenient because this is an example of what I mean by habits of mind. I find math is a good source of metaphors- good enough that it's worth studying just for that.