Throughout this book, we cite to specific sources that both support our assertions and challenge them in constructive ways. Here, we note those works that had the greatest influence on our understanding of this complex topic. We commend each of these works to readers who wish to go deeper on any subtopic that we take up in this book.
Our reflections on Nicholas Negroponte’s book Being Digital, roughly a decade after he wrote it, inspired us to write this book. Negroponte, the founder of MIT media lab, speculated in his fantastic book about what “being digital” would mean for the way we live. Our book, in some sense, is a journey back to the future predicted by Negroponte. Three other authors have taken up ...