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1/16/2014
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Thomas Claburn
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The Second Machine Age: Meet Your Computer Overlords

A maddeningly reasonable and readable new book by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee argues that while a robot may take your job, the economy will prosper.

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D. Henschen
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1/16/2014 | 11:03:47 AM
Silicon Valley's pathological blind spot...
Tom Claburn opens our eyes to more than a few blind spots in this excellent and thoughtful review of what sounds like an interesting new book.

I'm in the camp who believes the cognitive computing wave will not bring quite the hockey stick change that the industrial revolution brought, but I could be wrong. I remember a fellow editor musing, some 20 years ago, whether the grammar and spellchecking features emerging in word processors would eventually displace editors and proofreaders. Most publishers still have both, even if they've said goodbye to print publications.
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