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of this book are more difficult to access than several decades ago because of population growth and traffic congestion. At the same time, entire new competing recreational worlds have blossomed. The virtual reality of the digital world offers much that attracts. One can be transported to another realm without having to travel or even sweat. The rewards of engagement are immediate; why go instead to a faraway place that requires a lot of time and special skills to enjoy? Demographic change is critical as well, with growing segments of society having no

world of real women in favor of the digital world of characters. While it might be easy to dismiss such proclamations, I would argue that unpacking some of these notions of manliness may be helpful for seeing the contours of nor- mative masculinity. Certainly, moe masculinity runs afoul of the society’s standards of measuring men by their productivity, but Radiowave Man speaks to a broader concern among men generally. Forgiving Unsuccessful Men One way to read Radiowave Man’s manifesto is not primarily as a rejec- tion of relationships with real women, but

(2007b) explains how fi rms hide the process of outsourcing and the transfer of white-collar work overseas to India by attempting to Ameri- canize the accents, names, and settings of the workers. In Stewart’s analysis, fi rms hide the “underlying racial power structure that keeps their workers in a profi table, but highly precarious, state” (p. 130). Still, the analytical strategy in the book is not merely to note the mis- representation of labor by Latinos and other peoples of color in the media and digital world, but also to detail the lived experiences, prac

widely ridiculed and that his roommate was planning a second filming. Tyler committed suicide several days later, a victim of cyber bullying. Tyler’s parents cofounded the Tyler Clementi Foundation to promote safe, inclusive, and respectful social environments in homes, schools, campuses, churches, and the digital world for vulnerable youth, LGBT youth, and their allies; to honor their son and brother; and to address the needs of vul- nerable populations, especially LGBT people and other victims of hostile social environments (see https

first woman to be selected for this award. She identified the conditions under which shared ownership and governance work well—the most important of which was democratic, community control at the smallest feasible scale. The successes, over hundreds of years, of some of Ostrom’s cases led to enthusiasm for expanding “commons” to realms such as art, culture, scholarship, and of course, the digital world.65 The intellectual foundations for sharing also got a boost from a pair of pathbreaking contributions by legal scholar Yochai Benkler (“Sharing Nicely” from

bifurca- tion is accelerating between this sector and the highly produc- tive and highly profitable knowledge-driven technology sector with broad exposure to the global economy. In short, the employment is not where the productivity is, and productivity and is not where the employment is. How to articulate this bifurcated economy in order to cope with the rising challenge of inequality while rewarding value and sharing wealth across these sectors should be at the top of any reform agenda. the parallel sharing economy As innovation in the digital world converges

steal intimate photos and videos. Those brave enough to explore issues of gender and sexuality online, whether through advocacy or research, face targeted abuse. Brutal harassment, ranging from sexist, homophobic, or transphobic comments to death threats, have forced some to back away from their public work or even to go into hiding.52 And recipients of virtual abuse have even killed themselves to stop the all-too-real pain.53 The internet can be a very dangerous neighborhood. The deep-seated inequalities that permeate every aspect of the digital world make it

s, 1970s, and 1980s; and more important, how to tell a new story responsive to the Garden of the twenty-fi rst century? How is it possible to re-create a new spiritual ark of art for this brave new digital world of global terror, dysto- pian malaise, and the zombie apocalypse? This new Paradise Garden story and environment would in the best sense, I believe, incorporate aspects of Finster’s surprisingly expanded and inclusive Christian vision. It would draw upon stories of the biblical Eden, but it would also creatively incor- porate all other paradisiacal

people stop using faxes, your fax machine stops being useful. McAfee and Brynjolfsson note that “economics of network effects are central to understanding business success in the digital world,” and they use the example of WhatsApp to illustrate network effects. They explain that as WhatsApp became more popular, users of regular text messages (SMS) felt left out and increasingly turned to the app: “As more and more of them did this, the network effects grew stronger. Computer pioneer Mitch Kapor observed that ‘architecture is politics.’ With platforms, it’s also

, although the association with silk (which was not a major commodity until much later) gave it a brand, it was a distraction from the route’s real historical significance. More important than any particular commodity was the adoption of writing, which (despite low rates of literacy) expanded the arenas of social interaction. From 3000 BCE until the fifteenth century, writing by hand was the only means of communication, organization, or control beyond the face-to-face community, and written language continues to be essential in the digital world of the twenty- first