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Comment author: RobinHanson 22 November 2008 03:06:08AM 2 points [-]

Let us agree that the "oomph" from some innovation depends on a lot more than whether it is "meta". Meta innovations may well be on average bigger than the average innovation, but there are many other useful abstractions, such as how much new search space is opened up, that also help to predict an innovation's oomph. And there are many ways in which an innovation can make others easier.