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The Internet is not the answer

Author: Andrew Keen
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2015.
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The worldwide web is now a quarter of a century old. Invented in 1989, there can be no doubt that the web, and the new businesses it has enabled, has transformed the world. But, according to Andrew Keen, this disruption has been a terrible failure. In this book, Keen has written a sharp, witty polemic proving that, so far, the web has been mostly a disaster for everyone except a tiny group of young privileged white  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Keen
ISBN: 9781782393412 1782393412
OCLC Number: 898315354
Description: x, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Andrew Keen.

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In this controversial new book, Andrew Keen argues that the Internet has had a disastrous impact on all our lives - and outlines what we must do to change it, before it's too late.  Read more...

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Andrew Keen has written a very powerful and daring manifesto questioning whether the Internet lives up to its own espoused values. He is not an opponent of Internet culture, he is its conscience, and Read more...

 
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