The Internet Con by Cory Doctorow

February 23, 2024

Interoperability and regulation can fight monopolies and make tech work for people.

This was a great read that went into a lot of interesting detail without ever living up to the promise of being a disassembly manual.

Doctorow’s cogent writing made it a quick read, and his depiction of tech monopolies and switching costs was bleak but not without hope or answers.

Technology isn’t the problem. Stop thinking about what technology does and start thinking about who technology does it to and who it does it for.

It was fresh air that complemented some of the other tech books I’ve read lately.