About two months back I was asked by the Globe and Mail to review Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus and Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows, two books with sharply contrasting accounts of the digital age to date. It was a fun exercise, with lots to contemplate in both Shirky’s and Carr’s work. The downside was that I had to squeeze a comprehensive review into the measly 1,200 words the Globe editors afforded me.
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Cognitive surpluses and deficits