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From the Publisher"Geert Lovink is one of the most brilliant and original theoristsaround today … This is a highly engaging book, packed thickwith arguments … Every word Lovink writes elicits aresponse."
"This book offers a number of strong points which help to regainfocus on establishing and nurturing much-needed alternativenetworks."
"Makes a unique contribution by effectively capturing thetechnological specificities of Web 2.0 amidst the larger issues oftechnocapitalism, while not erasing possibilities for organizationand change."
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"Geert Lovink is our Tin Tin. Like that canny adventurer, hetravels the world discovering new frontiers of both folly andinvention. In place of Tin Tin's trusty dog Snowy, he takes withhim a quick wit and independent mind. He has a detective's eye forthe real story behind the bright assurances of twenty-first-centurynetworked culture."
McKenzie Wark, Professor of Culture and Media, The New School,and author of Gamer Theory
"This book proposes a new kind of memory for the computer:counter-memory, revisiting recent pasts, deep presents andnear-miss futures, always challenging us to ask of, and to invent,the nature of networks."
Matthew Fuller, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths,University of London