Outsider on September 22, 2011, 03:43:38 am
Diseconomies of scale.  Large organizations are seldom competent or effective.


On the other hand, as a well known statist once said : "Quantity has a quality all its own."  :)
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Big.Swede on September 22, 2011, 08:53:36 am
Diseconomies of scale.  Large organizations are seldom competent or effective.


On the other hand, as a well known statist once said : "Quantity has a quality all its own."  :)

And in certain ways he was right, at least partialy. Take media for example, in this particular case, newspapers. Printed on some of the cheapest paper available in massive numbers and sold at a pittance, it was the first real way for people to know what happened out of sight, without going by word of mouth that is. And then came the TV, with even faster availability to more news at even lower a cost in the long run. And now we have the net, where the quantity of news (relevant or not) is truly staggering. Due to the immense quantity, you can be almost sure to find what news you are after.

True, some of them might be slanted one way or another. But that they have always been.
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