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Delete by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
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Nov 06, 10

it was ok
bookshelves: skimmed
Read in November, 2010

The high point, alas, is the title. Well, okay, also the concept -- that now it takes more effort to "forget" than to remember, that our relationship to the two has flipped. (I just spent a month sorting and deleting 18,000 emails; I totally get this).
But this is way too text booky; I started feeling sorry for students assigned to read this and want to tell them to skip to the last paragraphs of each chapter and/or skip it all and find better stories than those of the two hapless souls on which the author hung his text.

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