May 4, 2008

Where people find the time

Clay Shirky at the Web 2.0 Conference: Gin, Television, and Social Surplus (full, but lightly edited, transcript of the video below). Good stuff!

"Here's something four-year-olds know: A screen that ships without a mouse ships broken. Here's something four-year-olds know: Media that's targeted at you but doesn't include you may not be worth sitting still for. Those are things that make me believe that this is a one-way change. Because four year olds, the people who are soaking most deeply in the current environment, who won't have to go through the trauma that I have to go through of trying to unlearn a childhood spent watching Gilligan's Island, they just assume that media includes consuming, producing and sharing."

(via: SIME Blog)

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