Vaidhyanathan uses examples ranging from ancient religions to open-source software to show how this battle will be one of the defining fault lines of 21st century civilisation. His radical explanation of the future of information is a warning shot that will mobilise anarchists and controllers alike
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-243) and index
Public noises -- The ideology of peer-to-peer -- Hacking the currency -- The peer-to-peer revolution and the future of music -- A work in progress or the final edit? -- Imagineering -- Culture as anarchy -- The perfect library -- The anarchy and oligarchy of science and math -- The nation state versus networks -- The empire strikes back -- Conclusion : the heartbreak of oligarchy and anarchy
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