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Is Google an Indictment of Higher Education’s Failures?

By Tracy Mitrano

Evidently, Larry Page of Google “once considered accepting goats as a legitimate form of payment from those seeking to buy Google ads in Uzbekistan” according to Evgeny Morozov who has a review of Steven Levy and Siva Vaidhyanathan’s respective books on Google, “In the Plex” and “The Googlization of Everything” in the latest issue of The New Republic. Hence Morozov’s conclusion that:

“After all, there was history before Google. There was a history even before the Internet. It is only by placing both Google and the Internet in their proper historical and intellectual context that we will be able to understand their evolution. We need Internet books with greater intellectual ambitions. A serious debate about the social implications of modern technology cannot sustain itself on anecdotes about Uzbek goats.”

Continued at: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/law_policy_and_it/is_google_an_indictment_of_higher_education_s_failures

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