Swizz is German - almost
And so I could read the review Noah didn't understand. Noah, I didn't find your present email, so here's the summary of the text:
The article starts out with pointing out that the history of the net is much older than the recent popular literature indicates, and that MIT press, with the New Media Reader, has published a book that shows a history going back more than 50 years. It describes the connection between technology and literature (bush/borges) and how the thinking around new media is as labyrinthic as is the net itself. It continues to describe the encyclopaedic quality of the book, to finish up with a touch of criticism. The criticism was against the anglo-american dominance of the book, mentioning Vilem Flusser as an example of a media philospher who should have been included in the book.
And Noah - if you read this - email me, please?