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The Power of the Marginal

December 4, 2009 in Links | Comments (0)

I just can’t stop reading this essay by Paul Graham: The Power of the Marginal. Deeply insightful, it encourages me to remember that mainstream is not the goal, but usually a side effect of something that entered from the periphery and became accepted. Just as anything mundane was once innovative, things in the mainstream were once in the margins. To really get hold of something, you have to grasp it at the edges.