Clay Shirky: Can Open Source Be Traced To The 17th-Century? New media expert Clay Shirky explains how the ideas behind open source have been used for centuries: from the Enlightenment to the digital era.
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Can Open Source Be Traced To The 17th-Century?

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Can Open Source Be Traced To The 17th-Century?

Can Open Source Be Traced To The 17th-Century?

Can Open Source Be Traced To The 17th-Century?

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Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Open Source World

About Clay Shirky's TED Talk

New media expert Clay Shirky explains how the ideas behind open source have been used for centuries: from the Enlightenment to the digital era.

About Clay Shirky

NYU professor Clay Shirky studies the effects of the Internet on society. He's the author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations and Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age.