“Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It’s Becoming and Why it Matters” by Scott Rosenberg; $26,

say-everything-bookJoy likes this book, which is both a reminiscence and musings about the future of the Internet. Rosenberg was a co-founder of, one of the first online magazines. He reports on what he saw around him as the computer revolution took off. He was 15 in 1974 when Ray Kurzweil, a pioneer in voice recognition, music synthesizers and text-to-speech systems, brought a refrigerator-sized computer to his friend’s house. Rosenberg and the friend used it to publish a magazine for fans of a game called Diplomacy.

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