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Cognitive surplus : creativity and generosity in a connected age

Author: Clay Shirky
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2010.
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For decades, technology encouraged us to squander our time and as passive consumers. Today, tech has finally caught up with human potential. In Cognitive Surplus, Clay Shirky examines the changes we will all enjoy as our untapped resources of talent and good will are put to use at last. Since the postwar boom, we've had a surfeit of intellect, energy, and time - a 'cognitive surplus.' Shirky argues persuasively that
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clay Shirky
ISBN: 9781846142178 1846142172 9781846142185 1846142180
OCLC Number: 559844274
Description: 242 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Clay Shirky.

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Since the postwar boom, we've had a surfeit of intellect, energy, and time - a 'cognitive surplus'. This title argues that this cognitive surplus - rather than being some strange new departure from  Read more...

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Shirky is an original thinker, a compelling stylist ... a sage with a remarkable record of accuracy. Cognitive Surplus is a manifesto for what's next - or what ought to be Independent Lucid and Read more...

 
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