Kent Anderson reviewed Jaron Lanier's book over on the Scholarly Kitchen:

I started Jaron Lanier’s recent book, “You Are Not a Gadget,” skeptical of his initial opinions. His complaints about standardization and today’s limiting philosophy of information technology didn’t impress me at first — after all, we had to embrace standards around electricity, electromagnetic spectrum deployment, and the like to have things like electric lights, radio, and television. Sure, these choices were limiting, but they ultimately liberated larger phenomena.Kent Anderson under, The Scholarly Kitchen, Feb 2010

Not only was the post insightful, the comments were great too.  Go check it out!