The Future Does Not Compute
by Steve Talbott
Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. 1995
Number of pages: 500
This book has been widely touted as a neo-Luddite anti-computer tract. The author brings years of computer and Internet experience to the table, leavened by a deep skepticism of techno-idealism, disdain of muddy thinking, and fear that we have embraced an overwhelming force before we've begun to examine its implications.
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