Hamlet's Blackberry

Title Hamlet's Blackberry
building a good life in the digital age
Author William Powers
Publication Harper
Size XV, 257p
Language ENG ENG
ISBN 9780061687174
Topics Internet--Psychological aspects
Computers--Psychological aspects
Conduct of life
Notes A crisp, passionately argued answer to the question that everyone who’s grown dependent on digital devices is asking: Where’s the rest of my life? Hamlet’s BlackBerry challenges the widely held assumption that the more we connect through technology, the better. It’s time to strike a new balance, William Powers argues, and discover why it's also important to disconnect. Part memoir, part intellectual journey, the book draws on the technological past and great thinkers such as Shakespeare and Thoreau. “Connectedness” has been considered from an organizational and economic standpoint—from Here Comes Everybody to Wikinomics—but Powers examines it on a deep interpersonal, psychological, and emotional level.
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