This week, the Economist wrote about the select workshops and meetings of the elite of Internet geeks, and what they discuss. Prominently featured is the Oxford Digital Data Dialogue (OD3), an initiative started by Professor Mayer-Schönberger, to bring together a select group of geeks working on Big Data and discuss pressing policy issues in the data-driven economy. The write-up also mentions the Oxford Internet Institute’s ten year ceremony which the OD3 participants attended as well.
In einer Rezension im anerkannten Computermagazin c’t urteilt die Rezensentin, Susanne Lindau, über “Delete“, das preisgekrönte Buch von Professor Mayer-Schönberger zum Vergessen in digitalen Zeiten, es sei “lesenswert” aber auch [g]schrieben mit leichter Hand” und daher “auch eine unterhaltsame Lektüre”. (Heft 1/2011)
Manuela Lenzen rezensiert die deutschsprachige Ausgabe von Professor Mayer-Schönbergers preisgekröntem Buch “Delete – Über die Tugend des Vergessens in Digitalen Zeiten” im Feuilleton der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung (FAZ).
Die ZEIT Online nahm das Erscheinen der deutschsprachigen Ausgabe von Professor Mayer-Schönbergers preisgekröntem Buch “Delete – Die Tugend des Vergessens in digitalen Zeiten” zum Anlass einer Debatte zwischen den Redakteuren Karsten Polke-Majewski (pro) und Kai Biermann (contra) über die Bedeutsamkeit, Notwendigkeit, und Umsetzbarkeit eines digitalen Vergessens.
Paul Duguid, co-author of the masterpiece “The Social Life of Information”, reviewed Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s recent book “Delete” in the TLS (Times Literary Supplement) and concluded by saying that “Mayer-Schönberger deserves to be applauded and Delete deserves to be read”. The full review is here.
Itir Akdogan has reviewed “Governance and Information Technology”, edited by Professors Mayer-Schönberger and Lazer and published by MIT Press, in “The Information Society” (25: 73-74, 2009), and his verdict is that he “very confidently and highly recommend[s]” the book to anyone research, teaching or imply being interested in knowing and exploring e-government.
Stanford professor Fred Turner reviewed Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s recent book “Delete” in NATURE, and liked it. He concludes by saying “If Mayer-Schönberger is right – and I’m convinced he is – then the old Kris Kristofferson song might be true after all: in the future, freedom could be just another word for nothing left to lose.” The full review is here.
Famed neurobiology professor Yadin Dudai has reviewed Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s book “Delete” in the “New Scientist”, and really liked it. He concluded by saying that “[t]his proposal should not be forgotten as we navigate between the urge to record and immortalize our lives and the need to stay productive and sane”.
Well-known Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has reviewed Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s new book “Delete” and the importance of forgetting in a digital age.
James Harkin discusses the importance of forgetting in the digital age in “The Sunday Times”, and reviews Professor Mayer-Schönberger’s upcoming book “Delete – The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age”.