Cyberselfish: A Critical Romp through the Terribly Libertarian Culture of High Tech

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2000
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Cyberselfish was based on an essay that appeared in Mother Jones in 1996 and traces the origins of technolibertarianism. In the book, Borsook characterizes the culture of the digital technology community as predominately libertarian, anti-government, and anti-regulation. Cyberselfish criticized the lack of philanthropy in digital technology circles and questioned how an industry birthed through government funding could be so vehemently anti-government. The book also includes Borsook's experiences as a woman at Wired magazine and in Silicon Valley.

Open-source software advocate Eric S. Raymond criticized Borsook's take in an article he wrote for Salon in 2000 and Borsook responded.