Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems by John Palfrey and Urs Gasser (Basic Books, 2012).

This is a very timely book about a simple concept: interoperability. As our world becomes run by complex systems, many automated to a significant extent, interoperability between systems becomes more and more important. Yet we don’t always want complete interoperability; there are essential issues of privacy and security that we need to make sure are not overlooked. Attorneys Palfrey and Gasser show us both sides of interoperability in a variety of modern systems, elucidating the advantages and disadvantages for various constituents.


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