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Cognitive surplus

Published Thu 15 May 2008 17:22 (+1200)
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Clay Shirky made a great presentation on gin, TV, and the cognitive surplus that answers the “where do people find the time” question non-net people ask us about (say) Wikipedia – America spends on the order of 100 million person-hours a weekend just watching the ads alone. Put even a fraction of that towards participatory projects, and you get a lot of stuff.

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