Monday, 5 July 2010

Clay Shirky on 'Cognitive Surplus'

Clay Shirky, talking about his new book cognitive surplus.

From the Guardian:

"Techies were making the syllogism, if you put new technology into an existing situation, and new behaviour happens, then that technology caused the behaviour. But I’m saying if the new technology creates a new behaviour, it’s because it was allowing motivations that were previously locked out. These tools we now have allow for new behaviours – but they don’t cause them."

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