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Caught in the Current: Searching for Simplicity in the Technological Age

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Science tells us what is. Technology tells us what can be. But neither can tell us what ought to be.

As a science and technology journalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jay Bookman has witnessed some of the most remarkable and exciting advances in human history-supercomputers, cyborgs, genetic engineering. Like the rest of us, though, he has also watched as ever-mo
ebook, 240 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2004)
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This book was okay. It's already dated, in that he's writing about technology in 2004, and since then plenty of his worst fears have come true: everyone's walking around with computers in their hands 24/7. And we're not all that bad off for it. Still, it's a decent point the author makes about the physical disconnection that goes hand-in-hand with digital connection, and if you're looking for an armchair camping trip, the week the author spends camping and rafting is a pleasant experience.
Bruce Cline
As one reviewer noted the technology is a bit dated, but the idea are, for the most part, not. I don't agree will all the author's conclusions, but his ideas and the rafting story are both quite interesting.
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