05 December 2017

Review of Machine, Platform, Crowd - Harnessing Our Digital Future

Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson
2017, W W Norton and Company, 416 pages,

Reviewer: Ian Bright

This book is both useful and annoying. Its usefulness comes in providing an overview of three developments in technology that are changing the way people and businesses interact. The annoyance comes from underplaying the challenges associated with these developments.

The three developments in technology form the book’s title. Machine learning is now well advanced and many decisions…

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