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How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live













By Jeff Jarvis. Simon & Schuster, New York. 2011. Hardcover in dust jacket. Black boards with silver lettering on the spine. 263 pages.

This is one of those books that is either going to be hailed as prophetic or it's information is going to become obsolete very quickly. The author, rather than bemoaning our loss of privacy in the computer age, hails the new media as an opportunity. And his primary parallels are taken from the book industry: Gutenberg over script, paperbacks over hardcover. The old doesn't go away ... it simply improves as the new becomes more popular.

Numerous interviews with the heads of  Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.