Cognitive Surplus

You must read this brilliant post by Clay Shirky: http://www.herecomeseverybody.org/2008/04/looking-for-the-mouse.html. *update on May 15, 2008 – video, hat-tip to Dean* The bottom line: in the early phases of the industrial revolution, with the rise of accelerated urbanization, people (esp. in London) didn’t know what to do with the newly acquired “civic surplus” – and they […]