As Mayor of the Internet, I achieve at a high level, above expectations,
for an extended period of time.
The Internet enables new ways in which people can participate in community. Leveraging that potential for schools and libraries is critical in order for them to remain relevant.
Scarcity is easier to deal with than abundance, because when something becomes rare, we simply think it more valuable than it was before, a conceptually easy change. Abundance is different: its advent means we can start treating previously valuable things as if they were cheap enough to waste, which is to say cheap enough to experiment with. Because abundance can remove the trade-offs we’re used to, it can be disorienting to the people who’ve grown up with scarcity. When a resource is scarce, the people who manage it often regard it as valuable in itself, without stopping to consider how much of the value is tied to its scarcity.