Friday, July 31, 2009

Ten books to learn how technology shapes the world

Evgeny Morozov is a fellow at the Open Society Institute in New York and is working on a book about the Internet's role in authoritarian societies. His writing has appeared in The Economist, International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Foreign Policy, Slate, San Fransisco Chronicle, and other media.

For Foreign Policy, he named ten books to learn how technology shapes the world. One book on the list:
Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge by Cass Sunstein

It's the most optimistic (and direct) of Cass Sunstein's writings about the Web. It's an important book that added much-needed nuance to the powerful (but often overblown) arguments that Sunstein expressed in his other writings on the subject.
Read about the other nine books on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Infotopia.

--Marshal Zeringue