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Cognitive surplus : creativity and generosity in a connected age

Author: Clay Shirky
Publisher: London [u.a.] : Penguin, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ. in Penguin BooksView all editions and formats
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From the bestselling author of Here Comes Everybody, Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age is a fascinating look at how the internet is transforming our culture, providing new outlets for human potential. In the past, we filled our free time with the tools at our disposal. Television became a kind of universal part-time job, and sitcoms and soap operas sponged up our cognitive  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clay Shirky
ISBN: 0141041609 9780141041605
OCLC Number: 859366055
Description: 242 S. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Clay Shirky.

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