(Edited lightly to increase its generality. Incidentally, this little chunk of text is closely related to the rationale behind Starfic.)
...Writing is easy--all you need is an opinion and a keyboard, and there's no shortage of either. What's hard is reading and thinking about what someone else has said. Writing something crappy still makes the writer feel good; reading something crappy makes the reader feel he's wasted precious time.
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