Book Review: “The Cognitive Surplus: How Technology Makes Consumers Into Collaborators” By Clay Shirky (2010, 256 Pages)
The cognitive dearth.
Clay Shirky is a writer and teacher at NYU specialized in the social effects of the Internet.
The cognitive surplus is the trillion hours of free time enjoyed each year by the world’s educated population.
I am usually a huge fan of Shirky’s blog posts and articles. However, I found this book a mess with too many topics addressed and too few new ideas.
Considering Shirky’s talent, I feel sorry to write this about his book. 🙂