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Friday, January 18th, 2008

A short follow up to my recent post: Recently I’ve been reading Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock (written around 1970). It examines the accelerating rate of change in society, including the increased mobility of people, the evermore dynamic structures of organizations, and the impermanence of many aspects of life that may otherwise have been considered “points of reference” to people. Other than the fact that it’s usually fun to read what a futurologist of the past said about the future, apparently he is the one who coined the term “information overload;” a term he uses when describing a state where the prosperity of choice imprisons, rather than liberates, people. Here is a quote from the book: (more…)

Free book: The Future of Ideas

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

You can download The Future of Ideas by Lawrence Lessig free here (local pdf) or buy a (real) paper copy of it here.

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