I notice that the idea of ‘expert’ has changed. An expert used to be ‘somebody with access to special information’. Now, since so much information is equally available to everyone, the idea of ‘expert’ becomes ‘somebody with a better way of interpreting’. Judgement has replaced access.

–Brian Eno, from The ‘Authentic’ Has Replaced the Reproducible, where he explains that “more of my time is spent in words and language” and carves out expertise through the definition above, along with a variety of other words, with no hint that the boundaries of the definitions might belie his underlying discussion: the authentic vs the reproducible

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