people who run "channels" of curated content will always do better
I think you need to justify a statement like this. Many make this kind of statement based on the present, based on their experience. We all do this off course, expect things are the way they are and that they will remain so. But IMO this is lazy thinking, and unhealthy because it is self fulfilling. It took a man who doesn't think like this to come up with a design for a totally different internet.
If you can justify it, then ok make the statement, but please don't say things like this without having considered them and being willing to lay it all out for critique.
I say that because I don't see why that is the case. So I'd like to hear your explanation as to why you believe it to be the case, and why you are willing, at a stroke, to rule out the possibility, all possibilities, that something new and different is possible.
We're changing the world here, or watching a great change happening with David and his intrepid team at the centre of it, and at least cheering them in
PS @smacz thanks for the compliment, and I appreciate your brain too, and IMO you often lay things out incredibly clearly. I do have a brain that, given time, could probably decipher more of the meaning and assumptions. But while I'm quite a good thinker, I'm slow, and time is what I don't have much of at the moment. I've delved into this topic because I think it would be tremendous if we could address the problems of current production and distribution systems by providing a radical alternative. I don't have enough time to figure out the details myself (or the brain really - but I know David values this too so watch this space in future ).
I'm still hopeful we can capture this elephant!