29 November 2008

Book review: Born Digital

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Born Digital
Some months ago I announced the publication of the book Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser.

The book, which grew out of the digital natives project at Harvard University’s Berkman Center, investigates “what it means to grow up in a mediated culture and the ways in which technology inflects issues like privacy, safety, intellectual property, media creation, and learning,”.

In a long review in the Washington Monthly with the title “Open Society – The rules of the digital era aren’t clear, even to the generation that has grown up in it“, Doron Taussig argues that digitisation means social change.

“To live online is to live in a sort of permanent public, and it’s not clear that people have grasped this.”

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