Though much of "Hatching Twitter" is hobbled by weak anecdotes and schlocky metaphors, the book is carried by Bilton's excruciating account of Dorsey's evolution.
Stone does know when to provide a breather with entertaining anecdotes about Amazon’s competitive jujitsu.
A sprightly tip of the hat to the rewards and pleasures—and betterments—of our digital experiences.
...these concepts are so lost in a heap of digressions, interludes and fables...that the signal-to-noise ratio may prove to be too much for all but the most dedicated tech readers.
This book is a balefully seminal work in which neither author has the language to see, much less to express, the titanic centralizing evil they are constructing....Zealots of the cult of consumer technology will find little to inspire them here, not that they ever seem to need it.
Morozov takes a hard look at the claims of cybertheorists and concludes that our techno future might be dark and dangerous...
Gore's strengths lie in his passion for the subject and in his ability to take the long view by putting current events and trends in historical context...
The gaming society now represents a huge percentage of the population and these records offer a way a wider audience to celebrate their achievements.
Kurzweil seems to have not read Deacon’s work (such as The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of Language and the Brain).
...not lacking in confidence or pointlessly self-effacing, but calm and honest about the limits to what the author or anyone else can know about what is going to happen next.
Stross peppers the book with his [Graham's] mottos: “Make something people want”, “Launch fast.” “Write code and talk to customers.” If not the definitive history of this explosion in technology start-ups, Stross at least provides lively source material.
Patterson's prose sometimes has the overly breathless air of an airport thriller. But it is underpinned by an invaluable piece of timely journalism that should be read by regulators and anyone with a cent in the stock market.
...is a journalistic attempt to trace the history, people, and relationships of Anonymous and its famous spin-off, LulzSec.
What truly animates Mr. Blum, however, and what makes “Tubes” more than an unusual sort of travel book, is his sense of moral curiosity that tips over into moral outrage.
Occasionally insightful but tiresome and scattershot.
Hitt is a virtuoso storyteller and a skilled distiller of complex subjects...He untangles various controversies...
There are no smoking guns in “The Eskimo and the Oil Man,” no grand revelations, no solutions to the problems that persist in the Arctic, about ways to reconcile the old with the new.
Though he offers nothing Earth-shatteringly new--it is a common sense guide, after all--the earnestness and conviction with which Steyer addresses his topic effectively highlights the many pitfalls of growing up with Facebook, and most importantly--how to avoid them.
In the end Mr Gross has the better argument.
Insanely Simple should be required reading for any boss with a Byzantine organisation and a shrinking business.