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Cult of the Amateur Paperback – January 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Unknown (January 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857885201
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857885200
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,966,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded Audiocafe.com in 1995 and built it into a popular first generation Internet company. He is currently the executive director of the Silicon Valley salon FutureCast, a Senior Fellow at CALinnovates, the host of the "Keen On" Techonomy chat show, and a columnist for CNN.

He is the author of three books: CULT OF THE AMATEUR: How The Internet Is Killing Our Culture (2007), DIGITAL VERTIGO: How Today's Social Revolution Is Dividing, Diminishing and Disorienting Us (2012) and INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER (2015).

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By Halifax Student Account on January 5, 2015
Format: Paperback
Most reviews are too emotional about The Cult of the Amateur. Andrew Keen has written a fine polemic, he admits it is one sided, and he is very funny in places, and, this is important, he is actually on our side, like the writer who wrote the film 'Idiocracy'

Much has happened to confirm that the Internet is an Amateur cult. Me personally, I prefer the way things are today and Keen is too nostalgic about the good old days, but Cult of the Amateur isn't meant as a balanced treatment. It's a really funny polemic about stupid people, similar to the film, Idiocracy, and I don't see people complaining about that hilarious film!

Sometimes it's good to relax and read comedy.
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