The Anarchist in the Library

How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System

By Siva Vaidhyanathan
(Basic Books, Paperback, 9780465089857, 272pp.)

Publication Date: May 2005

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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From Napster to Total Information Awareness to flash mobs, the debate over information technology in our lives has revolved around a single question: How closely do we want cyberspace to resemble the real world?




About the Author

Siva Vaidhyanathan, a cultural historian and media scholar, is Director of Communication Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of Culture and Communication at New York University. His research has been profiled on National Public Radio, CNN, International Herald-Tribune Television, and Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. He lives in New York City.

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