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The de-Voicing of Society: Why We Don't Talk to One Another

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The Information Age has arrived-- but not in person. Technology is overwhelming us with information, much of it unwanted, driving out the sound of human voices. We now spend our days exchanging factoids, often in print, leaving us little time to "just talk". But it's ordinary social talking, including gossip and small talk, that keeps us together. If we lose these intimate ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 9th 1998 by Simon & Schuster
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Wellington
Feb 24, 2008 Wellington rated it really liked it
n the pursuit of higher economic prosperity, we may have loss a lot of social prosperity. Most of barely know our neighbors and end up shopping at stores who knows us by our membership card. There was once a time we would go next door to borrow some eggs but now we may not even know the names of our neighbor. There was a time when the owner of the store said hello to you when you went shopping; now that owner is sitting in another state on the top floor of a building.

I for one do like some alone
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I agreed w/ much of this and was intrigued by the rest. Interesting that it was written over a decade ago and how much has changed since then...
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