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.
Who Owns the Future? is non-linear, hyperactive, non-sequitur filled, maddening to read, and ultimately unsatisfying...Coming soon to garage sales...and birdcage liners near you.
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.
Mr. Morozov's grumpy, curmudgeonly prose may not necessarily make him someone you would enthuse about as a dinner guest. But when the Internet speaks to us from its growing platforms, you definitely want him looking over your shoulder...
...even the most skeptical realist must concede Gore’s point that there have been “many examples” of an international consensus advancing human rights...
Dark Horse has produced a wonderful volume at a very attractive price point, and it is no wonder that it was able to grab Amazon.com’s #1 sales spot...
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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.
The story of Anonymous and its offshoots is worth telling because of the fast and unpredictable ways they have grown.
But he saves some of the best for the final chapter, describing his attempts to explore the vast data centres run by the world's internet giants.
Occasionally insightful but tiresome and scattershot.
A quirky approach to a fresh way of looking at the human animal.
The author supplies the reader with voices from all sides, so many that all the names, attributed quotes and organization acronyms risk drowning out the book’s significant points.
A useful, nuts-and-bolts handbook for concerned parents.
An upbeat account full of useful information.
Insanely Simple should be required reading for any boss with a Byzantine organisation and a shrinking business.
It is both badly written and unilluminating, not to mention rife with business cliches.