Wikibollocks: The Shirky Rules – Whimsley
If you want to provoke discussion, logic and detail are not your friends. Instead, don’t worry about loose ends and half-expressed ideas – just keep the audience’s interest and provide colour, and let them fill in the gaps later. Make sure your audience is not sure what’s coming next, not sure if they quite understood what they just heard. That’s what makes for good entertainment. It’s the First Rule of Big Ideas: tell stories and think by analogy.
Extremely well written editorial on the nature of storytelling, analogy, and augmentation. Also, Clay Shirky. (thx Al3x)