This is a follow up to my previous post on what I have been reading this year (and reviewing, on Instagram). 3rd book of 2021 – “The Spirit Level” by Seamus Heaney. Heaney won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1995, and this was the first book of poems published after winning that accolade. I found … Continue reading What I have been reading #2
I have been sharing short reviews of the books that I am reading on Instagram, generating interesting comments, great suggestions for additional readings (and a video), and even a lovely (socially distanced) catch-up with a friend I hadn't seen in 6 or so years! I thought that I would share the reviews, here, too. Who … Continue reading What I have been reading
danah boyd is a researcher based at NYU. She researches and writes about cultural aspects of social media use, particularly among young users. You can follow her very interesting blog, here. Recently, danah published the book ‘It’s complicated’, based on her research on how teenagers use popular social media platforms and the impact that … Continue reading Why are we ready to pay for books but not music?
This month I am reading book 'Sharing: Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age' by Philippe Aigrain with contribution by Suzanne Aigrain. According to the description on the back cover of this book, the author(s) hold the view that 'the non-market sharing of digital works is both legitimate and useful.' This is a departure … Continue reading What I am reading: Sharing
I received a copy of the book 'How They Started Digital', edited by David Lester. The blurb at the back promises that the book tells 'the fascinating stories of how 25 famous and highly successful digital businesses were set up'. I am looking forward to start reading it - hopefully by Tuesday, after I submit … Continue reading What I am reading: How they started digital
Given that money is either the outcome or the enabler or most human activity, studying the records of financial transactions can tell us many things about who we are, who we associate with and what we do. The potential of such information has not escaped the attention of governments. Nowadays, financial intelligence is a key … Continue reading What I am reading: Speculative Security