Technology and the modern world

One of the main reasons for having this blog is to look at the current state of the internet – the last few years have seen the nature of the internet change, becoming a greater force than ever before in everybody’s everyday life. The powerhouse companies are facing off to grab the biggest possible slice of the social and technological pie – and it’s highly interesting trying to keep up.

There are four books that have helped give me an understanding of what is going on (and where things are going):

  • The World is Flat – Thomas Friedman
  • The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture – John Battelle
  • The Long Tail: How Endless Choice Is Creating Unlimited Demand – Chris Anderson
  • Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything – Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

There are plenty of other books out there but these are the best I’ve found and all are worth reading.  Reviews will come soon…

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