Consent of the Networked: indispensable, levelheaded explanation of how technology can make us free, or take away our liberty

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6 Responses to “Consent of the Networked: indispensable, levelheaded explanation of how technology can make us free, or take away our liberty”

  1. bumblebeeeeeee says:

    I’ve read this book cover to cover. It’s easy to read, which is to be expected as the author is an experienced journalist. It relays facts well, but offers little (if no) analysis or comment on these facts. There is also 2/3 whole chapters on the author’s projects (she does disclose this, but doesn’t put them in context or the bigger picture thereby extending their importance). Paragraphs are copy&pasted though out the book so you often read exactly the same thing a few times (annoying if you read it like the book it is an not a magazine).

  2. auralee says:

    Someone needs to make a movie out of this.

    • bumblebeeeeeee says:

      Adam Curtis has made a great TV series which goes far deeper with critical comment & analysis, exploring the themes after placing them in historical context. This book doesn’t do that.

  3. auralee says:

    I’m a fan of Adam Curtis.  Which series are you thinking of?

    Not every book can cover everything.

  4. jonlebkowsky says:

    Note that Rebecca will be discussing Consent of the Networked for two weeks (May 24-June 7) in the Inkwell forum on the WELL: http://www.well.com/conf/inkwell.vue/topics/

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