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  1. says:

    Move Fast and Break Things made me angry Why Because I really wanted the book to be great Alas it isn't Let me explain I'm

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    This book wasn’t what I was expecting I guess that’s what I get for not reading past Break Things Move Fast and Break Things is a biased work in which a guy who spent his career in the music industry bemoans the death of that golden goos

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    Anticipated reading this believed I would enjoy reading it but although I sympathize with the author argument on tech overlord monopolies this isn't a good work I have trouble envisioning the author as professor as it says on the book sleeve as it's written in the style of 3rd grade reading comprehension level political polemic The

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    Judging a book by its cover is not the mistake you want to make here The title alone makes you want to dive right in at the library or Barnes and Noble and start reading before you even leave This was not this case for me Within the first three chapter I knew it was going to be hard to finish Yes Jonathan Taplin took the time to write this but this book could have been much better if it had not come from him Google Facebook and

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    The main thesis is that Libertarians who digested Ayn Rand invented the Internet They've caused all sorts of problems that we really haven't dealt with Because of Robert Bork our anti trust laws have essentially disappeared The Internet killed the musician Data is the reason why Hollywood can't do anything besides superhero and othe

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    All I want is the ability to add Wiki style “citation needed” tags whilst reading Sloppy logic bad writing The author moved too fast in writing and broke his book

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    Whither humans and art and culture in the age of TechtopiaDoes the specter of mass unemployment loom ahead for humanity as 47% of jobs will disappear in the next uarter century because of what a 2013 Oxford University study of 702 occupations termed as “computerisation” Or are we headed towards a wonderful future with

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    I went into this book with some uestions in my mind about where we are going with technology in our world All three sites mentioned in the titl

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    Though I've only read an excerpt from the limited ARC I got my interest has been piued It's uite rare to find a person Taplin whose background was working with musical legends and showing us that this background could bring out a story that ha

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    I did not like this book but I read it through to the end It had a lot of false correlations and seemed very biased to the author's personal experiences where Big Media started losing profits to the digital age

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A stinging polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google Facebook and and that proposes a new future for musicians journalists authors and filmmakers in the digital age Move Fast and Break Things tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs began in the 1990s to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet in the process creating three monopoly firms Facebook and Google that now determine the future of the music film television publishing and news industriesTaplin offers a succinct and powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies including Peter Thiel and Larry Page tolerating piracy of books music and film while at the same time promoting opaue business practices and subordinat This book wasn t what I was expecting I guess that s what I get for not reading past Break Things Move Fast and Break Things is a biased work in which a guy who spent his career in the music industry bemoans the death of that golden goose and blames tech for the plight of the modern artistIt s well written The pacing is perfect but the underlying arguments specifically those centered around the state of content creation are flawed Many of the later sections are uite good but chapter one is particularly bad I found it difficult to organize my thoughts so here s what I have to sayChapter 1The first argument is that social networks are responsible for the proliferation of what was called fake news during the 2016 election cycle Facebook s main purpose is to curate content Then due to various external pressures it moderates some content too But I can t understand the outrage surrounding fake news well I can it s because the bad guy won because we as citizens have a duty to verify the authenticity of the news we view People act like Facebook was running a ticker tape with fake news headlines It wasn t It was just highlighting what most people were sharing and often this came from sites with no news credentials whatsoever This was pronounced because everyone s parents had joined Facebook since the last election cycle so they didn t view articles with titles like Lil Wayne dies of Lean overdose with the same suspicion as my generationThe next point in chapter one is that studies have shown that 98% of people can t begin to understand the implications of the internet This is scary but having run a consumer facing business on Instagram I have to believe that this is true And it generally helps push forward the arguments in this bookThen we get to Peter Thiel and other megarich people wanting to prolong their lives into the 100s I say let them Eventually that technology will trickle down to me Nay says the author for some reason this means that the average man s life expectancy will fall to 60There is the argument about decimating the book industry My family has held many different posts in the book industry including most recently running a packaging and warehousing business until yeah we closed up shop The employees had lucrative layoff packages because the publisher we contracted for was able to prove in court that eBooks destroyed the print business and that since eBook readers manufacturers were located overseas the jobs were effectively outsourced Did I cry over it this cruel twist of fate Of course I did We could no longer afford to pay my college tuition But at the end in all honesty there was no point in scapegoating The paradigm shifted it took 15 years for us to feel the pain and we were left behind fair and suareThe author talks about a lot of things such as income ineuality but as is common amongst liberals he frames otherwise innocuous words and phrases in a way that makes them seem dirty I can tolerate this if it s accompanied by some explanation but it never is and these sections are worthlessIt seems that musicians really have it rough these days But is it such a terrible thing that mediocre musicians need day jobs I can t sympathizeTimBLThere s a lot of talk about Tim Berners Lee s vision for the internet There is a notion that he didn t use his invention to enrich himself because he wanted to forever be known as the white knight he literally has been knighted who didn t create a monopoly The author mentions how TimBL is still dependent on government funding for his research and how that must be such a bad life But he seems to forget that there are only a couple of companies that have monopolistic control over their segments of the internet Of those they all became monopolies sort of by accident Is it not a possibility that Tim Berners Lee didn t fully understand what opportunities there were for generating profit on the internet He s had almost 30 years to latch on to one project that interests him and ride it to IPO If the man wanted cash money he could have obtained it in a way that didn t involve sullying his reputationPeter ThielChapter 4 is the worst chapter in the book The author takes aim at Peter Thiel and his controversial book The Diversity Myth I just read it and find the author s criticisms to be laughable Particularly funny is that the author claims it is hypocritical that Peter Thiel who is gay spoke out against the collective behaviors of certain groups gay people in the book If anything Peter Thiel being gay and writing what he did in the book demonstrates even greater conviction in his beliefs Further the author criticizes Peter Thiel s takedown of Gawker Peter Thiel didn t like Gawker because the website ousted him as gay The article was published while Thiel was in Saudi Arabia the most homophobic place on Earth Also Thiel had friends whose reputations were damaged by Gawker coverage It makes sense to me why he d cut a couple million loose and try to take down the operation Also omitted by the author is the Gawker ignored the court order from the first ruling actually openly mocked it and that is what sent the website down the digital drainChapter 5 MisstepsIt is suggested that it is a bad thing that Google decided to index the entire world wide web You know they didn t ask for permission The author forgets that indexing was already recognized as a major need at least by academics and that before search engines websites would be listed in haphazard phonebook like directories I cringe at the thoughtThen the author pretends that early YouTube is the YouTube of today in that all music even copyrighted music is available there with the insinuation that most of it isn t hosted in a way that benefits the artist and is easy to upload Later in the book he contradicts this directly by admitting that YouTube has an extremely strict ID system that can catch and prevent virtually any copyrighted track from being posted Anyone who creates content on the site knows this because they have been affected by it Very early YouTube 2007 was the wild west but I don t agree that any website should have to devout significant resources to moderating copyrighted content unless that website s express purpose is distributing copyrighted content MegauploadThe Band vs The BanditsI have to give it to Joseph Taplin who wrote this book and was also the ex manager of a group known as The Band Back in 2012 he debated Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian over many of the points recounted in the book The debate was centered around the fact that The Band s Levon Helm had cancer and no longer could pay his bills due to the need to tour to make a living Alexis after proudly proclaiming that he downloaded copyrighted works for free tried to get in the last word by sending an open letter Between that letter being sent and Taplin responding Levon Helm passed away Taplin s eventual response was soul crushing It was recounted in this book and it was powerful If you don t read the book you need to look up the exchange because though it s ancient history now it encapsulates what this debate is all about I believe that the internet has empowered the modern content creator Back in the golden days where the AR took care of you and all that that s because any major label s roster could only support so many artists If you sounded like The Beatles in the 1960 s you were that group that sounded like The Beatles and you could make a couple pence playing at your local pub Sure the income distribution has become way stratified but at least you have a chance now In the past everyone aside from exceptional talents needed a lot of luck and sex appeal to make it Now it s totally possible to make it from SoundCloud to the big time Especially as a rapper producer or instrumentalist In the past you d have a demo tape and would have to pray that you could get it into the right hands Now artist discovery is easier than ever The music industry is based on touring and performing and that s not great because older artists who aren t superstars like Levon Helm can t make the same living If it s any consolation I enjoy the current atmosphere because music consumption is so much democratic Most kids don t grow up listening to the radio any Aside from the Grammy s there s no centralized body telling you what to listen to or telling artists what to say I think that s a good thingAlso was Netflix excluded because it didn t fit into the narrative My take is that new age video streaming services including YouTube Red have breathed a new life and a hell of a lot of new money into a nearly dead industry The author must have hit the skip button thereChapter 8I m going to say it I like targeted ads If there s a server out there crunching all my data and determining what it is that I want I m all for it I picked up cigar smoking as a hobby because I received a targeted ad for Cigars International I purchased lip balm the other day because something out there made the educated guess that my lips were dry and knew that I preferred Burt s Bees There s the idea that it s wrong for Facebook to treat us as lab rats Every successful website on the internet treats users like lab rats In the tech world it s called A B testing and it s where we display different things to different users Sometimes at random sometimes not Facebook s attempting to influence users moods does sound a bit extreme but that s all A B testing is seeing if different user segments respond differently to different versions of a site experienceKim Dotcom was a LoserAfter spending his early life as a petty criminal Kim Dotcom rose to prominence as the founder of Megaupload which was one of the top torrent sites between 2005 and 2012 He hid behind the veil of being DMCA compliant which basically means that the site owner has a duty to comply with all reasonable takedown reuests The only problem with Megaupload was that by my estimate 97% of the content on the site was infringing on copyrights In irony that has already been lost to the sands of time major artists endorsed Megaupload I remember visiting the site and seeing the hottest artists of the day coaxing me to rip their entire catalogues What a strange few years those wereMr Dotcom s political ideology never became mainstream and the service he provided was parasitic It s no wonder that once he got busted and stuck in the legal system everyone stopped caring He was not a pariah He just found an opportunity abused vague copyright laws and got booked The silver lining to all of this and what I find most incredible is that the successor to Megaupload Mega is an extremely popular filesharing service apparently used for legitimate purposes It has over 50 million users and 20 billion files but it s no longer associated with Kim so it s hardly vindicatingWe Are Building Whole Sectors of the Digital Economy on the Concept of AddictionChapter 11 was when I started sending out texts telling people how good this book is What s said here almost makes up for the stumbles earlier in the book Taplin discusses the coliseum culture in which celebrities are thrown to the lions with a level of clarity that no other writer has captured since the celebrity throwing became a daily occurrence If you pick this book up in a bookstore and only read one chapter number eleven is what it needs to be ConclusionTaplin makes a good effort but puts the blinders on when it is convenient for him Sometimes his arguments sound like the college liberal Other times his lack of technical background causes prevailing logic to take a back seat I don t usually recommend books that I disagree with but I think this one is worth a lookSee this review and others on my blog Formosa Betrayed polemic that traces the destructive monopolization of the Internet by Google Facebook and and that Her Mothers Daughter proposes a new future for musicians journalists authors and filmmakers in the digital age Move Fast and Break Things tells the story of how a small group of libertarian entrepreneurs began in the 1990s to hijack the original decentralized vision of the Internet in the God, Creation, and Tools for Life (Journey of the Soul, process creating three monopoly firms Facebook and Google that now determine the future of the music film television تحشیه بر دیوار خانگی - شعر بلند publishing and news industriesTaplin offers a succinct and Twin Passions powerful history of how online life began to be shaped around the values of the men who founded these companies including Peter Thiel and Larry Page tolerating Blood Brothers piracy of books music and film while at the same time Is America Falling Off the Flat Earth? promoting opaue business Saints Who Raised the Dead practices and subordinat This book wasn t what I was expecting I guess that s what I get for not reading Her Unexpected Love past Break Things Move Fast and Break Things is a biased work in which a guy who spent his career in the music industry bemoans the death of that golden goose and blames tech for the The Guys plight of the modern artistIt s well written The J.Lo pacing is In the Australian Billionaires Arms perfect but the underlying 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Move Fast and Break Things How Facebook Google andCornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

Ing privacy of individual users to create the surveillance marketing monoculture in which we now liveThe enormous profits that have come with this concentration of power tell their own story Since 2001 newspaper and music revenues have fallen by 70% book publishing film and television profits have also fallen dramatically Revenues at Google in this same period grew from 400 million to 745 billion Google's YouTube today controls 60% of the streaming audio business and pays only 11% of the streaming audio revenues More creative content is being consumed than ever before but less revenue is flowing to creators and owners of the contentWith the reallocation of money to monopoly platforms comes a shift in power Google Facebook and now enjoy political power on par with Big Oil and Big Pharma which in part explain The main thesis is that Libertarians who digested Ayn Rand invented the Internet They ve caused all sorts of problems that we really haven t dealt with Because of Robert Bork our anti trust laws have essentially disappeared The Internet killed the musician Data is the reason why Hollywood can t do anything besides superhero and other seuels There were some good tidbits in this book and I enjoyed the book although I have to admit that I m a bit tired of scattershot books This book could have only focused on Google and that would have been enough Although this book nicely explained and summed up who the Koch brothers are That one section of the book made the purchase right there Anyone have any suggestions for books that focus on one business story and dig deep Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide privacy of individual users to create the surveillance marketing monoculture in which we now liveThe enormous Las Puertas Del Amor profits that have come with this concentration of Discoveries power tell their own story Since 2001 newspaper and music revenues have fallen by 70% book A Fire Within: Sekret Machines Series, Book 2 publishing film and television Idenics profits have also fallen dramatically Revenues at Google in this same Night Owl Loonette period grew from 400 million to 745 billion Google's YouTube today controls 60% of the streaming audio business and Deadshifted (Edie Spence, pays only 11% of the streaming audio revenues More creative content is being consumed than ever before but less revenue is flowing to creators and owners of the contentWith the reallocation of money to monopoly El agujero del infierno platforms comes a shift in The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) power Google Facebook and now enjoy Teddy political Calling Me Home power on The Taint of Lovecraft par with Big Oil and Big Pharma which in Mr. Francis Wife part explain The main thesis is that Libertarians who digested Ayn Rand invented the Internet They ve caused all sorts of The Shadow People problems that we really haven t dealt with Because of Robert Bork our anti trust laws have essentially disappeared The Internet killed the musician Data is the reason why Hollywood can t do anything besides superhero and other seuels There were some good tidbits in this book and I enjoyed the book although I have to admit that I m a bit tired of scattershot books This book could have only focused on Google and that would have been enough Although this book nicely explained and summed up who the Koch brothers are That one section of the book made the The Aliens Mate (Warriors of Luxiria, purchase right there Anyone have any suggestions for books that focus on one business story and dig deep

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S how such a tremendous shift in revenues from artists to platforms could have been achieved and why it has gone unchallenged for so longThe stakes in this story go far beyond the livelihood of any one musician or journalist As Taplin observes the fact that and Americans receive their news music and other forms of entertainment from a small group of companies poses a real threat to democracy Move Fast and Break Things offers a vital forward thinking prescription for how artists can reclaim their audiences using knowledge of the past and a determination to work together Using his own half century career as a music and film producer and early pioneer of streaming video online Taplin offers new ways to think about the design of the World Wide Web and specifically the way we live with the firms that dominate it Though I ve only read an excerpt from the limited ARC I got my interest has been piued It s uite rare to find a person Taplin whose background was working with musical legends and showing us that this background could bring out a story that handles a part of internet history that we re not privy to and how a core group of people and companies could create the value system surrounding the web and dictate how we as consumers use the internet todayI look forward to buying the book to see if what I saw in the first chapter is sustained through but for now the introduction s got me hooked