The Internet cares, Washington cares, big business cares—but what, exactly, does “net neutrality” mean? The Master Switch, by Tim Wu, offers a history of the industry battles that took place behind the information empires of the twentieth century, and places the current debate over the neutrality of the Internet in historical context. To get properly riled up about this whole Google/Verizon thing, here’s some background in layman’s terms, on the debate, and on the author (who is also on Twitter!).
Read an excerpt from The Master Switch here!