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Book review: Who Owns the Future?

This wide-ranging, discursive, and deliberately provocative book argues for an alternative to a developing future in which we all become digital serfs, valued only for our eyeballs and our sharing ability.

May 9, 2013 by Mary Branscombe

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The Connected Company: Book review

Traditional hierarchically organised businesses are ill suited to the modern reality of social media and connected customers. According to this book, companies need to become more flexible — like an adaptive biological system.

March 27, 2013 by Mary Branscombe

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The Rapture of the Nerds: Book review

In this novel, Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow conjure up a frankly unappealing late-21st century world in which their hero(ine) Huw endures various indignities. Be prepared for a difficult read.

February 25, 2013 by Wendy M Grossman

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Totally Wired: Book review

The dotcom boom and subsequent bust is entering the annals of history. This is an entertaining, if discursive, account of one former luminary's rise and fall.

November 9, 2012 by Mary Branscombe

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Automate This: Book review

Algorithms may threaten the jobs of mid-level employees in many industries, but on the upside, says Christopher Steiner, smart engineers may be inspired to work on more important problems.

October 8, 2012 by Wendy M Grossman

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