Changing Paradigms

Monday, September 29, 2008

Gin, Television and Cognitive Surplus

Check out this article by Clay Shirky (author of "Here Comes Everybody") and his talk. He presents a compelling case regarding the shift from television as a passive medium, to the computer and associated applications as a participative and social.

The take home message: "People like to produce, people like to share, and people like to consume." And, these are guiding principles regarding how "we" spend our time. Key phrases: Give me the mouse, I can do that to.

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