I have not read Clay Shirky's book "Here Comes Everybody"
but the title will ring a bell with Joycean scholars.
This exploration of the changes web usage has brought to society
and institutions has no links with the Anthony Burgess book,
but I expect that both Joyce and Burgess who had their "moments"
with society would have found it riviting.
Whereas twenty years ago I was happy to trot round Dublin
earning my keep, these days a session at the Internet coalface
seems to suffice when it comes to doing an honourable day's work.
I expect I'm not alone...