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Tim Wu

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Tim Wu is a writer and a professor at Columbia Law School. He has written about technology in numerous publications, and coined the phrase "net neutrality."


Average rating: 3.97 · 3,102 ratings · 311 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
The Master Switch: The Rise...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,835 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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Impérios da comunicação: do...
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The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
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Ishiguro may be my favorite living author so I was looking forward to this book, and I was not disappointed.

I don't think there is a best book by him, since in some ways he writes the same book every time. This one however I would put up with my favo
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The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
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A perfect story
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Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
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Unplugged by Ryan G. Van Cleave
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He has a talent for prose style and storytelling.
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Wilson by Daniel Clowes
Wilson
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I can't stop reading Daniel Clowes books. They make me uncomfortable, but I just can't stop.
The Master Switch by Tim Wu
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The Master Switch by Tim Wu
"This was a fantastic read.

I was expecting much of this book to come as a breezy review of stuff I already knew, with some ancient history thrown in; how wrong I was.

This is not the story of Apple/Google. Or maybe it is, at least via analogy (which..." Read more of this review »
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The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro
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When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro
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“Nothing, save the hangman's noose, concentrates the mind like piles of cash.”
Tim Wu, The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

“Defenders of the prosecution seem to think that anyone charged with a felony must somehow deserve punishment. That idea can only be sustained without actual exposure to the legal system. Yes, most of the time prosecutors do chase actual wrongdoers, but today our criminal laws are so expansive that most people of any vigor and spirit can be found to violate them in some way. Basically, under American law, anyone interesting is a felon. The prosecutors, not the law, decide who deserves punishment.

Today, prosecutors feel they have license to treat leakers of information like crime lords or terrorists. In an age when our frontiers are digital, the criminal system threatens something intangible but incredibly valuable. It threatens youthful vigor, difference in outlook, the freedom to break some rules and not be condemned or ruined for the rest of your life.”
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“It is in the contest that Fred Friendly, onetime CBS News president, made it clear that before any questions of "who controls the master switch.”
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“Disaster followed disaster... the hero stuck in there, though. Macon had long ago noticed that all adventure movies had the same moral: Perseverance pays. Just once he'd like to see a hero like himself -- not a quitter, but a man who did face facts and give up gracefully when pushing on was foolish.”
Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist

“...that was Julian for you: reckless. A dashing sailor, a speedy driver, a frequenter of single bars, he was the kind of man who would make a purchase without consulting _Consumer Reports_.”
Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist




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