Ben Tarnoff: Internet for the People (Paperback, 2021, Verso Books) 4 stars

In Internet for the People, leading tech writer Ben Tarnoff offers an answer. The internet …

This book reads very much like a sequel to The Future of the Internet, written about 1.5 decades ago. Where Future of the Internet predicts the current internet and provides reasoning for this prediction, Internet for the People describes it and offers a way out.

Unsurprisingly, the way out is much the same as the approach the older book offers to prevent today's Internet.

If you will read only one book, read this one. That said, Future of the Internet offers a better explanation of the mechanism of generative systems vs. tethered appliances, and is worth a read from that point of view alone.