Is Louisville the Evidence Exhibit No. 1 for failure of cooperation among utilities, government, and whoever else could be helping develop fiber-cable infrastructure? Google Fiber’s installation adventure in Louisville was an absolute debacle. There have got to be so many lessons learned that somebody oughta write a book about it. Well, turns out that the book was already on its way before our local mess hit crisis stage. Susan Crawford, a tech maven who also teaches at Harvard Law School, has brought us “Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution—and Why America Might Miss It.” She’s mad as hell at the corporate shenanigans that keep tech innovations from making timely appearances on America’s Main Streets.
Tuesday, May 7Main Branch, Louisville Free Public Library
7 p.m. | Free (reservations required on website)