– delete: forgetting in the digital age

Sounds like a great book because the idea behind it is great. I will read it and then post here what I think of it. First time I ever see a book trailer. 🙂 The book is Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, published by Princeton Univ. Press. [link]

Here is what it says about it:

Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. Potentially humiliating content on Facebook is enshrined in cyberspace for future employers to see. Google remembers everything we’ve searched for and when. The digital realm remembers what is sometimes better forgotten, and this has profound implications for us all.