Syndicated cartoonist Aaron McGruder, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and remembering Dr. Shirley Glass on this edition of Fresh Air. Aaron McGruder´s strip The Boondocks follows the escapades of Huey and Riley, two brothers from the inner city sent to live with their grandfather in a Chicago surburb, where most of their neighbors are white. The strip is read in over 35 newspapers nationwide. McGruder is currently working on a feature film and a television series based on his characters. Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page talk about building the world´s largest search engine. Google is available in 36 languages. Brin and Page founded the company in 1999 when they were graduate students in computer science. Dr. Shirley Glass was an expert on infidelity research. She was also the mother of Ira Glass, host of public radio´s This American Life. Shirley Glass died on October 8th of breast cancer. She was 67. She had been on Fresh Air to discuss her book, NOT Just Friends: Protect Your Relationship from Infidelity and Heal the Trauma of Betrayal. (Broadcast Dates: October 14, 2003 and February 17, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/031014/rt_whyy_031014_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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. In Delete, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger traces the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history, from the ability to make sound decisions unencumbered by the past to the possibility of second chances. The written word made it possible for humans to remember across generations and time, yet now digital technology and global networks are overriding our natural ability to forget--the past is ever present, ready to be called up at the click of a mouse. Mayer-Schönberger examines the technology that´s facilitating the end of forgetting--digitization, cheap storage and easy retrieval, global access, and increasingly powerful software--and describes the dangers of everlasting digital memory, whether it´s outdated information taken out of context or compromising photos the Web won´t let us forget. He explains why information privacy rights and other fixes can´t help us, and proposes an ingeniously simple solution--expiration dates on information--that may. Delete is an eye-opening book that will help us remember how to forget in the digital age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dennis Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001410/bk_adbl_001410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.