I'm giving it a 2 because he does raise some interesting points in the beginning, particularly about how the more metaphorically stringent we are about how we define our virtual world (e.g. "files", "folders", "windows"), the less able we are to move freely into alternative and possibly better modes of thought.
Sadly, further chapters simply place Lanier squarely in his own generation's misunderstanding of media sharing and the attendant fear of creative-economic collapse imagined to go with it.
The book further wasted my time with implausible, consumeristic scenarios about how to "fix" the music industry. I should have stopped with the 3rd chapter, but I was holding out for Lanier to come back around to making sensible, insightful statements again. Oh well.
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