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Against the Machine

February 11, 2008

Ellen Ullman (Washington Post) reviews Siegel’s new book, Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob:

The author paints everyone he sees as a huckster, poseur, opportunist, hypocrite, liar or pornographer. He cannot admit it’s not all evil out there. Despite the junk shown on YouTube, the lies told on Facebook, the anonymous trash talk that passes for reader comments — despite all that, there is a generation that has been born to the Web and is finding its way through it. It does no good to brand them all as lazy makers of mash-ups and vapid self-displays. Siegel quotes Spinoza: “All things excellent are both difficult and rare.”

Read the whole article.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. February 11, 2008 10:15 pm

    This is seriously hilarious I am a big fan

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