Big Things for Love

Best thing I read today about love:

We have always loved one another. We’re human, its something we’re good at. But up until recently, the radius and half-life of that affection has always been quite limited. With love alone, you can get together a birthday party. Add coordinating tools, and you can write an operating system. In the past, we would do little things for love, but big things, big things required money. Now we can do big things for love.

This was the concluding thought from a recent talk by Clay Shirky:

I hope one of the big things we can do for love, is to make personal genomes useful. Happy Valentine’s Day.