Saturday, May 03, 2008

Clay Shirky: Gin, Television, and Social Surplus

A very interesting –- and very readable -- article by Clay Shirky.

What do Gin, sitcoms and Wikipedia have to do with ‘cognitive surplus’, and how will the technological leverage we’re giving to that surplus re-shape society? That might all sound fairly speculative, but I think he's got a pretty solid point.

Clay Shiky: website, wikipedia
His book, Here Comes Everybody: amazon; blog;
reviews: guardian, times higher education, boing boing

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