Technology giveth, and technology taketh away

My Observer review of The The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen.

When, in early 2011, Eric Schmidt stepped aside from his position as Google’s CEO to become the company’s executive chairman, some of us were reminded of Dean Acheson’s famous gibe about postwar Britain – which had “lost an empire but not yet found a role”. What, one wondered, would Dr Schmidt’s new role be, and when would he find it?

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

by Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen

Well, now we know…