“Where the geeks go”

EconomistThis 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.

Digitales Vergessen – eine Debatte

DIEZEITDie 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.

“Governance and Information Technology” favorably reviewed

utis20.v031.i01.coverItir 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.

“Delete” reviewed in NATURE

natureStanford 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.