On privacy…

SHARING IS CARING. SECRETS ARE LIES. PRIVACY IS THEFT. --The Circle by Dave Eggers One of the ideas explored in Dave Eggers' novel The Circle is the loss, and even voluntary relinquishing, of privacy in a world where everything is filmed and nothing is ever deleted. Considering the revelations this year about the NSA's electronic snooping, … Continue reading On privacy…

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Thoughts on The Circle…

The last book I finished reading in 2013 was The Circle by Dave Eggers. The title refers to a fictional company that is quite obviously an amalgam of Google and Facebook. The book is a dystopian view of a near-future, a nightmarish outcome of current trends like living our lives via social networks, and the resulting … Continue reading Thoughts on The Circle…