Video: Against the Machine author Lee Siegel on what's wrong with the InternetDate: Jun 03, 2008
Lee Siegel, author of Against the Machine: Being Human in the Era of the Electronic Mob, talks to Computer Weekly's Cliff Saran about what's wrong with the Internet, the "first social environment created for the asocial individual".
Siegel is no Luddite: he believes in the possibility for the Internet to be used well. However, his book is a protest against the negative aspects of the current explosion of online communication. In this thought-provoking video discussion he ranges across issues including truth on the Internet, the rise of impatience as a result of virtually instant online gratification, how freedom to insult is damaging freedom of speech, and much more.