Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bryan surfaces ...

... The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate the World. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

The Net Delusion is a polemic and should be read as such. It is an angry and often overwritten tumult of evidence. There are arguments against some of what Morozov says, but none, I think, that can justify the full-blooded cyber-utopian position.

I think a problem arises simply from the fact that, as Bryan notes, Morozov is an apostate. His anti-utopianism is his former utopianism turned inside out and therefore retains much of the shape of the original mould.

1 comment:

  1. and if you're in the Cambridge, MA, area next month, you can see him debate the position: