Ten Books to Read about Internet

From John Naughton’s top 10 books about the internet

So, in the end, I asked myself the question: what would you really need to know in order to understand the significance of the internet?  The answer is that you need to understand a smallish number of Big Ideas.  But how many? Then I remembered a famous paper published by the psychologist George Miller which argued that on average people can hold seven discrete ideas (plus or minus two) in short-term memory.  This led to the idea of a book with nine chapters – the nine things you really need to know about the net. If you’re interested, it’s a good idea to read the following 10 books as well.”

Interesting — add these to the reading list…

  1. The Internet Galaxy by Manuel Castells
  2. The Wealth of Networks by Yochai Benkler
  3. The Future of the Internet, and How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain
  4. Transmission by Hari Kunzru
  5. Reamde by Neal Stephenson
  6. You are not a gadget by Jaron Lanier
  7. Republic.com by Cass Sunstein
  8. The Net Delusion by Evgeny Morozov
  9. Darwin Among the Machines: the evolution of global intelligence by George Dyson
  10. Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy by Lawrence Lessig
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