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Year Zero

Year Zero - Rob  Reid 7/23/2012: I really wanted to enjoy this book more. I had very high expectations, and while this is a good summer read I wanted more. If you enjoyed the "Hitchhiker's" satire you will like this too. And if you know music, and lyrics, you will enjoy the multitude of understated references to bands, songs, and lyrics. I know I missed most of them.7/10/2012: Just bought it...Have to wait until I finish "Life of Pi"...I have been looking forward to this book since I saw Mr. Reid's Ted Talk 'Copyright Math' on my Roku.To really understand what is coming next you need to read what I have dubbed the 'Holy Trilogy' of the digital age:"Common As Air: Art, and Ownership" by Lewis Hyde"The Information" by James Gleick"The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires" by Tim WuI am a fiction reader 90% + of the time. But these are must reads to understand what everyone is fighting over in the digital age.