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User Review  - nnschiller - LibraryThing

I tend to align myself with many of those that Lanier directly criticizes, but I found a lot that is valuable in this book. I was a little disappointed that Lanier's arguments hadn't taken into ... Read full review

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User Review  - maribou - LibraryThing

I liked it too much to rate it any lower than 3 stars, but it also pissed me off a lot more than any other book I haven't physically thrown across a room.(I have only ever thrown a very few books across a room.) Read full review

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

Lanier is not only an innovator, he ponders deep questions. This is simply the most satisfying critique of the current shape of the digital revolution that I have encountered. Lanier makes a case for ... Read full review

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User Review  - pessoanongrata - LibraryThing

"It might at first seem that the experience of youth is now sharply divided between the old world of school and parents, and the new world of social networking on the internet, but actually school now ... Read full review

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User Review  - dmarsh451 - LibraryThing

I was so blown away by the excerpt of this book in Harper's that I deleted my facebook account before I even finished it. I also enjoyed the book, though I got lost about one exit after the 'songle ... Read full review

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User Review  - yoless - LibraryThing

An excellent, honest and informed look at online trends and the state of computing technology and its effect on our culture today. I recommend it to anyone who works even vaguely closely to IT. Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

You Are Not a Gadget is Jaron Lanier's critique on the modern internet's tendency to favor the wisdom of crowds over the individual. Basically he's warning against how we devalue our human uniqueness ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChrisConway - LibraryThing

Jaron Lanier criticizes the received wisdom about how the internet and Web 2.0 relate to true creativity, freedom and authorship. Lanier zeroes in on how our present technologies and softwares lock us ... Read full review

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User Review  - haig51 - LibraryThing

I like Jaron, I think his ideas are insightful and passionate, but I don't think this book did justice to his nuanced romantic perspective. I wish this book was better structured and, frankly, better ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jewsbury - LibraryThing

Jaron Lanier is a musician who by circumstance ended up in the world of new technologies. His book is his cry from the heart about the dehumanizing effects of cyber technology. Naturally the ... Read full review


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