Steven Levy, author of In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, will give a free talk in Austin this Thursday, November 10, at 7pm at the Jewish Book Fair.Orignally Steven was going to give a second talk to EFF-Austin Friday, but he couldn’t stay over, so EFF-Austin supporters are encouraged to attend the Thursday event, which is at 7300 Hart Lane.
Steven sent this description of this planned talk: “I will be talking about everything Google, but am more than happy to talk about the issues that arise from the company’s considerable power. During the time that I was immersed in the company, it was completing its unwilling morph from a feisty David into an intimidating Goliath. This caused considerable cognitive dissonance in areas like privacy, market power, and book search. EFF’ers are encouraged to ask plenty questions!”