John Lanchester, 5 March 2015
Show More The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.
Norton, 306 pp., £17.99, January 2014, 978 0 393 23935 5Show More
Average Is Over: Powering America beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen.
Plume, 290 pp., £12.99, September 2014, 978 0 14 218111 9Show More
“... doing so ‘for at least ten years’. That might sound mild, but it was, as Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee point out in their fascinating book, The Second Machine Age, actually a very bold statement, since it implied that by 1975, computer chips would be five hundred times more powerful for the same price. ‘Integrated circuits,’ Moore ...”