Like so many others of my cohort, I too have written a detailed, lengthy review of Evgeny’s The Net Delusion. I’m not sure if I’ll publish it or not. Essentially, it all boils down to this:
- It’s a useful contrarian intervention that is cursed with inherent contradictions.
- I agree with Evgeny’s thesis of Internet centrism; that the Internet is given exaggerated prominence by some media and policymakers in their analysis of geopolitical events and social reform.
- Evgeny’s pervasive media presence and the ongoing online debate he has inspired only serves to perpetuate the exaggerated prominence of the Internet in discussions about geopolitics and foreign affairs.
- Let’s move on now.