Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Cognitive Surplus

Bill Simmon has an excerpt from a Clay Shirky talk about, among other things, the number of person-hours required to create Wikipedia, compared to the number of person-hours spent watching TV. Before you visit, try to guess how much TV would have to be given up to make Wikipedia, from scratch to what it is today. Fascinating stuff.

Bill's post has links to the video and transcript of Clay's talk.

[added] Just watched the video. It's about 15 minutes long, and it's quite good.

And if you like that video, you might also like this BloggingHeads.tv interview of Clay by Will Wilkinson, which focuses mostly on Clay's new book, Here Comes Everybody. Also recommended.

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