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What you leave out is as important as what you put in --- so in the spirit of comprehensiveness this space will be reserved for -all- reviews of "Cyberselfish", whether mean, slurpy, ad-hominem, tepid, or offpoint.

"Letters to the editor" came into Salon.com with regard to two of my more recent rants: one on How the Net killed San Francisco and the other on Sex in Silicon Valley.



An interesting take on me 'n' TDB  in USA Today 4/11/00.

'The grande dame of digital culture', proclaims a profile in the UK's Independent.

Metro Santa Cruz gets true religion.

A Seattle Times Scene Reporter finds the mordant.

Tom Scoville and I have a nice chat on Salon.Com.

A Q+A on Borders.com

An American does an interview on the Amazon UK site.

a zebra in sheep-skin, or a sheep in zebra-skin? Silicon Alley Reporter can't decide ...

Worth magazine: "a bohemian intellectual displaced into... the world of high-tech"

My dinner with Asher / an interview with Santa Cruz novelist Asher Brauner as published in American Booksellers Weekly

A defrocked gunslinger amidst the intellectual property wars, as described in the Toronto Star.


International Publications

From the wires of the Associated Press, nothing but feelings

Praise from my father's hometown paper, the Toronto Globe and Mail.

Interesting but too Yank, opines The New Scientist (UK)

Anoraks and coyness in the Scottish Sunday Herald.

The (London) Independent is conversant with the passionate and sardonic.

The Lawyer (UK) suggests an entertaining, powerful way to understand disquet.

No prolix prose from the Belfast Telegraph (UK).

An Italian review (not quite sure what it says, but it looks fun).

No surprise, the global reach of the Net extends to east Asia.

A leftist-liberal says exactly what she thinks, posits Express Computer India.

The Calgary, CA FFWD records "informed musings".

Ziska Designs, A UK design firm, "seeks to set the record straight".

From NRC Handelsblad, the Dutch equivalent of the New York Times. We like the Dutch...

A Malaysian portal/dot-com enabler conflates Mountain Dew, Clearasil, a bit of heat, and a bit of light.

On the same page as Karenna Gore in a Spanish publication.

Wow, compared favorably to neo-con female icons by an Australian Net consultancy!

A Singaporean portal recommends "for digeratis who still have a bit of soul, and feel like a good shelling".

"Delightfully nasty"--- Eye, a Toronto weekly.

"Refuting rambling know-nothing cyberdrool" remonstrates the weekly Montreal Mirror.

Kind words from an Australian independent bookstore.

"Slash and dash in cyberland," an algorithmic review from the Newsjournal of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

All right! Go home team! A staff pick at City Light Bookstore in San Francisco.

Cybergripping, eh? What appears to be Op-Ed in The Ottawa Citizen.

Net.wars author Wendy Grossman has her say in the Times (UK) Higher Education Supplement.


National Publications

An astonishingly generous, full-tilt-boogie review from the New York Times' Michiko Kikutani.

In her critic's notebook, The New York Times' Michiko Kakutani appreciates the rhetoric.

The New York Times Circuits section looks for an argument.

"Would be even funnier if it weren't also so scary," asserts the Christian Science Monitor.

The Style section of the Washington Post yearns to understand.

A brief mention in the L.A. Times

The Industry Standard is intrigued.

"Delicious! Sardonic!" Those library
professionals at Booklist are pretty good with adjectives themselves.

Nice to know there are some things in this world whose responses you can count on, and Reason magazine is one of them.

Interactive Week delights in what it calls "a skeptical, high-heeled, strut".

American Spectator connects the dots between bloat, the Unabomber, and word-play.

While declaring the book 'abusive' the Cato Institute puts it in fine company with Larry Lessig, Garry Wills, and Ellen Willis


Regional Publications

Alternative weekly The Austin Chronicle happily calls TDB "passionate", "sarcastic", and "cybercynical"

"a half-right...fantastic read...that cuts through the usual techie propaganda," sez the Seattle Weekly

"a techie know-it-all" whose tone a business editor at the San Francisco Chronicle just didn't cotton to.

The Connecticut Post sees a favorable resemblance to Pauline Kael.

The Nashville Commercial Appeal "'unfolds a critical voyage of discovery".

Dallas Morning News finds humor and grace in poking holes in high-tech culture.

The Santa Cruz Sentinel sees no apology for the Nanny State.

The Seattle Times book reviewer has anger issues.

Pointed, humanist, and tinged with liberalism, sums up Florida Today/Gannett News Service.

Identified as a contrarian who's not initimidating in the San Jose Mercury News Swing Shift column.

"a book of its time", according to the front page of the San Jose Mercury News weekly book section

Bobos inside the Beltway, analyzes Washington Technology.

One of the better independent bookstores on the planet, Seminary Co-Op books bestows a characterization of "biting and fiercely intelligent"

Fine words from the East Bay Express, the Berkeley alternative weekly that was my home-town read for 10 years

Approbation from an Manhattan intranet

Ranking the Good Book and Ayn Rand in the Ventura County Star.

Not enough political science, according to a political scientist reviewing for the Houston Chronicle.


Online Publications

The briefest of favorable mentions at The Atlantic online.

On salon.com, a former Wired editor sure was peeved.

Open-source philosopher Eric Raymond, in Salon, somehow confuses me with the East Coast media establishment.

Jon Katz weighs in on slashdot.

An age of wonders: an even-handed and thoughtful review on slashdot.

With pleasure, Intellectual Capital proposes both vodka and vermouth.

Making reference to Bakunin, Netsurfer Digest describes a flashy good ride.

Netfuture is interested in Kiowa braves [not].

87 percent, according to Technology and Society.

Developers.net sees something right, something wrong.

The Yourdon Report recommends a cool, annoying book...

Term sheet coming from The Origin Group, a venture fund: a pretty entertaining rant containing the sting of truth.

Nice to have technical educators on one's side.

A very ironical review from a Libertarian think-tank.

Oh dear, the libertarians are attacking both me -and- my great pal Tom Scoville.

A very thorough going-over from Steve Cisler on nettime

paulina b.

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