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The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

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  • Posted July 12, 2009

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    Thoughtful and Technologically Enlightening Read

    Nicholas Carr's book is a fascinating look at where the World Wide Web and related technologies just might be taking us. He helps readers see future possibilities and possible pitfalls in the world's evolution toward what he calls the "World Wide Computer." While the Web has brought freedom and possibility, Carr dares to point out that it might also be bringing economic inequity and a questions about personal privacy and security. According to Carr, there is great promise in the "World Wide Computer" but perhaps we need to be more sober in our advocacy for its place in the world.

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    Posted October 14, 2008

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    A vision of the future of computing

    This book illustrates the progression towards centralization of computing tasks on the Internet by comparing it to the establishment of electric grids early in the early 20th century. It is a good analogy. It is also a little scary to think that all kinds of our personal information could end up stored on computers over which we have no control, as anyone who has looked at Google's "web History" feature will see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2009

    Captivating!

    Very convincing and clearly gets the point across. IT has matured enough that platforms are almost interchangeable; a sign for cutting cost. Engineers (we) need to be more business oriented than ever before to remain relevant to a company's business strategy.

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