The value of curation

Derek Sivers just launched a book that is a collection of his best blog posts. Seth Godin did that once, years ago. And then, he did it again.

Buying these books seems absurd. If somebody else can read those posts online for free, why should I pay for them in a book format? But on closer inspection, Sivers has about 400 posts on his site. And Godin? That’s over 4000 posts. Good luck with creating your own collection.

From Clark’s Tables to almanacs, curation has always been valuable. In an era where information is free and spread across millions of terabytes, the value of curation compounds every second.

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