Clay Shirky is Brilliant

Apr 26, 2008  |  Michael Wurzer

Go read this to glimpse why the web is changing us.

One Response to “Clay Shirky is Brilliant”

  1. Mark Scheel says:

    Here is a video of the talk:

    http://blip.tv/file/855937/

    This really is an interesting concept. Something he misses out on is that watching Gilligan’s Island is different than watching today’s Sitcoms.

    That is, watching TV is not a complete waste of cognitive surplus.

    Even though I don’t watch any television, I can respect the argument that today’s TV actually makes people smarter.

    There is a whole book on this topic I once gave a speech on at a Las Vegas Real Estate conference:

    Everything Bad is Good For you

    Here is a review from the New Yorker by Malcolm Gladwell:

    http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2005/05/16/050516crbo_books

    All that said, this Shirky guy is smart and entertaining, I loved his metaphor about skulls on poles being markers for future success by the lesson of past failures.