Gonna have to find me some more of this "Clay Shirky" fellow

Via Warren Ellis , an excellent 15-minute talk by someone with the unlikely name of “Clay Shirky” about what he calls the “cognitive surplus,” how we’ve dissipated it in the past, and how we might dissipate it in the future.

“Looking for the mouse” is a fantastic metaphor. Well worth watching the whole thing.

… Also, Mr. Shirky looks and sounds a bit like a balder younger brother to Tom Hanks.