The concept known as the law of the instrument, otherwise known as the law of the hammer, Maslow's hammer (or gavel), or the golden hammer, is a cognitive bias that involves an over-reliance on a familiar tool. As Abraham Maslow said in 1966, "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail."
The original “information wants to be free” remark is attributed to Stewart Brand in 1984, “On the one hand information wants to be expensive, because it’s so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other.”
In his 1967 book The Accursed Share, Georges Bataille makes the provocative claim that the main struggle of humanity is not how to carefully manage scarcity but how to consume excess energy, “translated into the effervescence of life”. In other words: “it is not necessity but its contrary, ‘luxury’, that presents living matter and mankind with their fundamental problems.” Necessity is a feeling experienced by individuals or partial groups based on temporary urgencies, but it is not a condition of life on Earth at large. To prove this, Bataille points to a variety of phenomena, including festivals, monuments, convenience, and leisure, but ultimately, his most convincing argument centers on war.
A void: an emptiness, a deficiency. A vector: a trajectory, a conclusion. Some voids do not stay filled, and these are called jobs.
“the Tao is like a well: / used but never used up. / It is like the eternal void: / filled with infinite possibilities.” - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching