Book of note: technological censorship

Edited Clean Version: Technology and the Culture of Control, by Raiford Guins.

This new book from University of Minnesota Press is about how media technologies are being built for consumers with features that allow them to do their own censorship. The author is talking about “TVs equipped with V-chips, Internet filters, editing DVD players, clean-version CDs and MP3s, and game consoles with parental control features.” (From the web page describing the book.)

Rather interesting from an IF point of view. I wonder if Guins deals with questions concerning the way the choices people make tend to be conditioned by the options that consumer society presents them with…