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In this book Nick Carr takes the reader through history by exploring the similarities between electrical power generation and computing. Through an uncritical and historical metaphor it imposes his ideas of how the computing industry will change and improve exactly as the power generation did more than a century ago. Carr started this argument in a previous book "Does IT Matter" published in 2003, where he controversially asserts that, at business level IT is so widespread and advanced that companies cannot compete anymore with each other, as they all have the same IT capacity.
The Big Switch is a very well written and interesting book. It is divided into two main parts. In the first… Read more