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Spring 1997

Digiterati, John Brockman, Allen & Unwin, pb A$24.95 This is a complex collection of comments and counter-comments by some of the best-known 'cyber-elite'. Sadly the author has not come sufficiently into the 20th century to rise about sexual discrimination and considers human endeavour the acts of men. He does allow some femmes a voice in his book, but what was his editor doing allowing out-of-date language in a modern book?

If you want to know who's saying what, to whom, and about which subject, then this would be for you. I was very put off by the book, finding it 'patronising' in the patriarchial sense of the word. It is very densely presented, and doesn't really lend itself to the quick delve that leads to a longer visit.

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