An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths
There was a time in the not-too-distant past when large companies and powerful governments reigned supreme over the little guy. But new technologies are empowering individuals like never before, and the Davids of the world-the amateur journalists, musicians, and small businessmen and women-are suddenly making a huge economic and social impact.
In Army of Davids, author Gle...more
First, Reynolds doesn't take an us vs them approach. He doesn't suggest (for example) that small time citizen journalists are going to replace Big Media. Instead, he talks about what each is good at and how citizen journalism complements Big Media.
Reynolds makes his strongest points first - his speculative futurism is not as strong as his analysis of trends which are already in progress. In large measur ...more
The Bl ...more
The strength of An Army of Davids lies more with its ideas than ...more
I didn't finish the book because it went off in places that I didn't interests me for example he talks about journalism and how war vets are blogging and calling the big news companies on their lies etc...actually this did interest but he went on for chapters when his point was already made. Stuff like that made the book a little less enjoyable for me but ...more
For those who don't know, Glenn Reynolds is a law professor at the University of Tennessee and is a blogger extraordinaire. He created Instapundit.com
Reynolds is always an enjoyable read online.
He rightly argues that freedom and liberty allow ordinary men to overcome the tyranny of government, the mainstream media, etc.