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The Oppression of the Supermajority

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    jonluca Link
    Tim Wu, the author of this article, also wrote The Master Switch. This book touches on information theory + purveyors of control. It seems quite in line with a lot of the thought processes and...

    Tim Wu, the author of this article, also wrote The Master Switch. This book touches on information theory + purveyors of control. It seems quite in line with a lot of the thought processes and ideologies of people on Tildes, and I highly recommend people check it out.

    If you like that book I also recommend The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood, which is a bit more information theory-centric, but well worth the read as well.

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      Deimos Link Parent
      I like Tim Wu a lot. His book The Attention Merchants is excellent too, and explains a lot about how advertising and media in general evolved into the current state. He had another book come out...

      I like Tim Wu a lot. His book The Attention Merchants is excellent too, and explains a lot about how advertising and media in general evolved into the current state.

      He had another book come out in November that I haven't had a chance to read yet: The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

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      1. jonluca Link Parent
        Oh man I'm going to order those right now. Thanks! I got really into information theory this past summer. One that's more AI focused but (IMO) fairly groundbreaking is The Book of Why, written by...

        Oh man I'm going to order those right now. Thanks!

        I got really into information theory this past summer. One that's more AI focused but (IMO) fairly groundbreaking is The Book of Why, written by the guy that popularized Bayesian networks.

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