Hi everyone, hope you’re all staying healthy and safe! I wasn’t able to attend the virtual Antilibraries gathering on April 5, but have attended an in-person one in the past and really enjoyed it.
Thought I would add a book that I’ve been meaning to read for a few months, but has been gathering dust on my shelf. It’s called Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives. From my understanding, it offers a behavioral-economics perspective on the concept of scarcity, and why the concept of having less than we need is so difficult for both everyday people and companies to manage.
As the world is spending so much more time online than usual amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, I’ve been thinking more about what is, and is not, scarce in the specific context of online media, entertainment and communication. While this book seems to focus more on physical rather than digital scarcity, I hope it’ll offer some insights into the digital world as well!