“illuminating and timely”

nytlogo152x23Michiko Kakutani, one of the publishing world’s most respected book reviewer, has read “Big Data” , the new bestselling book by Professor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, and really liked it. In her erudite and comprehensive review published in the New York Times, on June 10, 2013, she writes that with big data the nature of surveillance has changed, pointing to one of the fundamental dark sides of big data that “Big Data” talked about.

Forbes’ Gil Press Reviews “Big Data”

Forbes_logo.svgGil Press, whose thoughtful columns on “Forbes.com” have created a large and loyal following among data analytic experts, interviewed Professor Mayer-Schönberger and his co-author Kenneth Cukier on “Big Data”, and is also reviewing it, giving it a strong nod of approval: “Big Data will be the defining text in the discussion for some time to come.” Read the full review here.

“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.