4 Points on The Net Delusion

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.

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