Peter Knox's Reviews > You Are Not a Gadget

You Are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
6678
's review
Oct 18, 11

bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from September 26 to October 18, 2011

This was a 2.5 star for me that I picked up after the great New Yorker profile/review. He has a lot of interesting ideas, most of which were new ways of looking at things for me.

Some ideas challenged me, others I agreed with, and the rest I didn't know what to do with. He writes from a highly technical background, trying to translate into layman's terms and succeeding for the most part.

It's a formidable read, feels important, and for the most part pretty depressing about the future. There's some Get Off My Lawn moments, sure, but for the most part he has a point that he wants to make, and succeeds. A nice read for someone looking for that.
likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read You Are Not a Gadget.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.