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The Master Switch by Tim Wu
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really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction

The historical detail, especially in the first half, is extremely endearing and convincingly shadows the current state of information age. Be it the monopolistic behavior of corporate giants or importance of patents or keeping the government on your sides, things really do appear to repeat themselves.

The book sort of petered out coming to the present internet age. Wu (although quite understandably) is clearly biased a lot towards Google, seeing it as almost the only force of good, about which I now have some reservations. Moreover, I knew about most stuff he was talking about the internet and Apple's empire building trend.

All said, I consider it a must read, especially if you are interested in the state of information over time and have a strong interest in free (as in speech) internet.

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Reading Progress

May 31, 2013 – Shelved
May 31, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
August 28, 2013 – Started Reading
August 28, 2013 – Shelved as: non-fiction
August 28, 2013 –
page 77
20.05%
August 28, 2013 –
page 120
31.25%
August 29, 2013 –
page 258
67.19%
August 30, 2013 –
page 313
81.51%
August 31, 2013 – Finished Reading

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