Book 50 of Year 2017 – “Whose Global Village?” by Ramesh Srinivasan

Official Title – Whose Global Village?: Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World

Genre – Non fiction

Book Length – 279

Reading Time – 3.5/5

Style/ Plot – In this book, Ramesh raises very important points about technology and the history of digital media. He emphasises the importance and role of collaboration in ensuring “world listening” as opposed to “world making”.

He dispels the notion that we live in a democratic global village. He explains how today’s ease of access to the internet has actually fostered more inequality.

Favourite Quote – “Designing a technology to support multiple perspectives and voices is not merely a philosophical goal. Design, like communication, is a process.

Rating – 3.5/5

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