Since the Net's dial-up days, social critics have lined up to tell us about the supposed dark side of digital technologies. For just as long, a different group of pundits has suggested the exact opposite: that digital technology will revolutionize the economy and society for the better. Clive Thompson has a foot firmly planted in the optimist camp, Adam Thierer reports, but his new book, Smarter Than You Think, stakes out a reasoned middle-ground position.
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