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Yes, a thought-provoking, and possibly even important book,
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This review is from: Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age (Kindle Edition)
Shirky's theme is that many of the social and even private behaviours which we take for granted as 'human nature' are in fact adaptations to information restrictions or costs. And those restrictions are now gone! His conclusion is that we now have the opportunity to restructure our society, our conception of the state, and actually, our conception of our own potentialities. A rare argument for rational optimism, and a call to action. Bravo!