Program or Be Programmed

  • by Douglas Rushkoff
  • Narrated by Douglas Rushkoff
  • 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: It's here; it's everywhere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it and those who have mastered it? "Choose the former," writes Rushkoff, "and you gain access to the control panel of civilization. Choose the latter, and it could be the last real choice you get to make."
In 10 chapters, composed of 10 "commands", Rushkoff provides cyber enthusiasts and technophobes alike with the guidelines to navigate this new universe. In this spirited, accessible poetics of new media, Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping listeners to recognize programming as the new literacy of the digital age - and as a template through which to see beyond social conventions and power structures that have vexed us for centuries. This is a friendly little audiobook with a big and actionable message.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

i thought everyone could program

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes. rushkoff is so much fun to listen to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

me. cause the book didn't really have characters in it.

Any additional comments?

the book is not a story. its about cultural change, it is about the past, it is about right now, it is about the future.

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- beth and chris "Beth reads books. She holds them in her hand and she turns the pages and reads the words. I download, plug in, and listen."

Great listen!

I am learning to program in Python and this book was a true inspiration! Take a chance and I promise you won't go wrong!
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- Martin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-17-2013
  • Publisher: BetterListen