Review: Sunday Times (South Africa), 15 March. The world is not flat.

A smart political review of the book from the Sunday Times in South Africa. The author concludes that the idea of the net currently tends to obscure the sources of power. I’d agree wholeheartedly. As I argue at the end of Cyburbia, “just because we are electronic peers in Cyburbia doesn’t mean that the world is really flat, and does nothing to alleviate inequalities in the real world.” Or to put it another way, information is not power. Power is power, and the ideology which is currently wrapped around the net tend to conceal who is really in control. Read the piece here.