The Kindle Chronicles Interviews Douglas Rushkoff

"The people who are throwing rocks at the Google bus, they’re on to something. They understand something. We should listen. And we can reconfigure, we can optimize, reprogram our economy to help everybody—That’s extremely optimistic. I put myself on the hopeful side of the equation right now."   read more »

The Evening Standard – Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

The day after Twitter Inc floated on the New York Stock Exchange, its co-founder Evan Williams was pictured in the financial pages wearing a sheepish smile. He had just made $4.3 billion in a single day. How does that make you feel? Angry? Inspired? Envious? In his ambitious and invigorating polemic about why everything’s so messed up, Douglas Rushkoff asks us to sympathise with the young billionaire.   read more »

In Conversation With Marina Gorbis at the Commonwealth Club

Digital technology was supposed to usher in a new age of distributed prosperity, but many have complained that so far it has been used to put industrial capitalism on steroids. Rushkoff says It’s not technology’s fault; but instead he blames a growth-driven, economic operating system that has reached the limits of its ability to serve anyone, rich or poor, human or corporate.   read more »

Bloomberg – What’s Wrong With the Digital Economy

Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus," discusses the shortfalls of the digital economy and why new technology and digital media business don’t work in the traditional economic marketplace. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance."    read more »