We’ve heard of all kinds of “bubbles”, or market excesses. We had a tech bubble when people thought stocks like amazon.com were actually worth a lot. We had a real estate bubble where the market was willing to run up housing prices beyond what was reasonable. Why do we do this? Apparently, it’s what we do as a people – over-do.
One of the many smaller bubbles that make up our world of great excess is a bubble in writing. With blogs like this one, twitter, and all the other ways that a keyboard becomes a connection, writing is generated spontaneously in ways that would amaze anyone from the printing age of a few decades ago.