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I don't think I understand your comment

Are you saying that there is an unlimited number of patterns (i.e, ideas)? How does this relate to the scarcity of a particular pattern?

But that does bring up an interesting observation. Technically, the number of patterns in any information space is not unlimited. Take the information space of novels 200 pages long (let's say 100,000 words). Multiply 100,000 words by the number of English words (about 200,000) and you get 20 billion possible novels. So, when you write a novel less than 200 pages long, you could say that you are homesteading one particular trajectory through this information space.

"All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind." - Khalil Gibran