The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It Audiobook | Jonathan Zittrain | Audible.com
We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It | [Jonathan Zittrain]

The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It

This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity—and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success. With the unwitting help of its users, the generative Internet is on a path to a lockdown, ending its cycle of innovation—and facilitating unsettling new kinds of control.
Regular Price:$11.20
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity—and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success. With the unwitting help of its users, the generative Internet is on a path to a lockdown, ending its cycle of innovation—and facilitating unsettling new kinds of control.

©2008 Yale University Press (P)2008 Yale University Press

What the Critics Say

"Jonathan Zittrain does what no one has before-he eloquently and subtly pinpoints the magic that makes Wikipedia, and the Internet as a whole, work. The best way to save the Internet is to turn off your laptop until you've read this book." (Jimbo Wales, Founder, Wikipedia)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.0 (18 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (3)
Overall
4.4 (5 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
3.5 (4 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    David Medford , OR, USA 07-03-10
    David Medford , OR, USA 07-03-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Dissapointing"

    An unfortunately trite examination. Though I generally agree with the author's thesis, its not particularly insightful or provocative. Don't bother if you are even tangentially aware of contemporary privacy and intellectual property issues. Furthermore, as numerous other reviewers have noted, the narrator is exceptionally horrible. Its almost unbearable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brian United States 01-11-11
    Brian United States 01-11-11 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Average made poor by the production"

    It is hard to truly judge the book given that the narration was so poor. The only break from an unrelentingly flat delivery was the occasional misplaced emphasis, and mispronounciation.
    The real shame is that the narrator was clear and understandable. Something must have gone badly wrong in production

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.