So I recently finished Lawrence Lessig's Code 2.0 and I am compelled to pass some sort of comment on it. Book reviews aren't really my strength, but this one definitely deserves attention of some sort.
First the easy stuff. This book is a new edition of an earlier book with the obvious title. The changes and updates have been through an interesting process whereby the entire text of the book was posted on a wiki and anonymous contributions were invited to produce the successor. This might make you a bit wary about the overall continuity and structure of the book but I'm happy to report this is not a problem at all. Follow the link above and you'll note that the entire text of the book is still available online, and indeed contributions are currently being sought for Code 3.0.
As you might expect from a Creative Commons founder, Lessig is putting his money where his mouth is by putting it all online under a CC license. Notwithstanding this, you'll probably want a paper version. I bought my copy through my usual source, the Book Depository (£8.40 shipped anywhere).
OK so it's already an interesting book, but what is it about? (You may be wondering) Let me see if I can do it some kind of justice.
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