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  • The Pinball Effect

    by Barry Chudakov on December 21st, 2009

    As part of a discovery process (What I’ve discovered on Twitter) started by the brilliant and peripatetic Venessa Miemiss, here are a few thoughts about the role of Twitter in our lives and Metalives. Many of these insights have their origin in my understanding and appreciation of James Burke’s, The Pinball Effect:

    “Knowledge has many unforeseen and surprising effects. Like a pinball, a simple discovery in one area can—through necessity, intuition, or serendipity—connect with, bounce off, and redirect the course of another seemingly unrelated discovery made elsehwere in the world or at a distant time.”

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