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5.0 out of 5 stars Reorganizing what is possible, June 13, 2010
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This review is from: Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age (Hardcover)
This book caused me to rethink what is possible, as very large numbers of people begin using their free time in different ways.

The simple math of huge numbers of people choosing to spend free time in new ways, is hard to get your head around, but Shirky provides plenty of examples to bridge the gap between broad concepts and specific outcomes.

Shirky does offer some thoughts on how we might benefit from cognitive surplus, but in my opinion, he does something more important which is challenge underlying assumptions about what people can and will do amid a shifting emphasis from consumption to production and participation.
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