So, reading has officially begun for the dissertation. I have started by reading a book called “Machines – masters or slaves of man?” by Meredith Thring. It talks about the differing thoughts people have on society. It examines an affluent but more dehumanised society against a creative society in which quality of life is viewed as more important than consumption of goods. With my dissertation being about the effect of technology on music eg. internet, music editing software etc, this book seems as though it will be extremely helpful.