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What Makes Internet Fandom So Amazing

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This quote comes from the “Reclaiming the Nerdiverse” episode of Late Night Woman’s Hour, which is still available on BBC’s iPlayer. It’s a fun, wide-ranging discussion on many different parts of fandom, and it’s well worth a listen.


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Chip Overclock®

The interwebs are so big we are seeing a physical manifestation of the “million monkeys on a million typewriters” phenomena. Except it’s a billion monkeys and typewriters.

This is similar to Overclock’s Law, of which I was reminded when Mrs. O and I attended the WorldCon recently:

No matter how obscure or bizarre your WorldCon panel topic may seem, there will be someone in the audience who did their Ph.D. dissertation on it.