The joy of the commons

We’re all familiar with the tragedy of the commons. It’s the idea that if everyone shares a resource with no consequences on their individual behavior, people will take but not give and everyone will lose.

Garr Reynolds shows us the joy of the commons. Basically, he’s written a book (the book) about presentations and PowerPoint and put entirely too much effort into it. It appears that it has taken him tens of thousands of hours, tweaking endless invisible details to bring us this piece of work.

Because the market is crowded, he overdelivered. Dramatically. And it shows.

I’ve built a page about his book and his work. I can’t imagine someone who gives presentations not being positively impacted by this book. Well worth it.

Thanks, Garr. Go get some sleep.