Right now it’s hard to say how time will remember Clay Shirky. To me, much of what he comes up with seems pretty obvious, but I’m a millennial and admittedly take this digital age stuff for granted. Also, I have a pretty low tolerance threshold for self-aggrandizing guru types.

Anyway, I listened to him talk for 90 minutes last week at the International Festival of Authors and wrote about it here. Whether or not I think he’s as great as he does, it’s true that the work he does has its place. I wonder how other Gen Y-ers think of the guy. At least from what I gathered of the audience at Friday’s talk, the handful of us under 30 were all there on assignment anyway.